Removing packages

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Removing packages

Postby PL99 » 2004-04-02 10:39

When want to clean my installation I want to delete some installed packages. When I do this with apt-get not everthing is removed.
How can I remove the "left over""packages?
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Postby lacek » 2004-04-02 12:47

'dpkg --purge' will remove all files from a package, including config files. It cannot handle depedencies like 'apt-get remove', but does not leave files on the system.

The only exception (to my knowledge) is the mysql-server package (so probably other sql servers fallinto this category). Mysql-servers offers an option to remove the databases after purging the package, and if you say no, the database files will remain no matter what.
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