[kwlug-disc] Purging already removed Debian packages.

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu May 13 23:28:21 EDT 2010


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 11:23:22PM -0400, Andrew Cant wrote:
> How do I purge a package that I have already removed?
> (For those not familiar with Debian when you 'remove' a package the
> configuration files are left in place for future use. Unless you
> 'purge' it, then everything is removed.

Try:

	dpkg --purge example_package

If you're doing it from apt-get, and the package is still installed:

	apt-get --purge remove example_package

- Chris




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