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Re: Fresh Debian Install w/o Exim?

In <d80f793f1003020728q1c15a3bt33e7e780b3dc16c7@mail.gmail.com>, Carlos 
Williams wrote:
>On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
><bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
>> It's nothing to do with the order your installed packages.  It is the
>> difference between removed and purged.  Confiles -- files where changes by
>> the local administrator are preserved when upgrading -- are kept after
>> removal. While this category covers files that are just configuration, it
>> also covers init scripts and cron jobs.  Confiles are not deleted when the
>> program is removed -- so the configuration is preserved if this is just a
>> temporary removal (required for some complex upgrades).  Confiles are
>> deleted when the package is purged.
>I thought I was purging the package, no?
>#apt-get remove --purge exim4

See my earlier reply on why this might not get all the exim files.  Summary: 
Most of the files aren't in a package called "exim4".

Use (aptitude search '~c') to see programs in the "Configured" state -- 
removed but not purged.  Use (aptitude purge '~c') to remove those confiles.
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