Re: How to >>COMPLETELY<< remove an application?
- Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:15:29 +0100
- From: Jörg-Volker Peetz <jvpeetz@xxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to >>COMPLETELY<< remove an application?
Harry Putnam wrote on 03/11/17 13:03:
> Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Do Synaptic, Aptitude, and possibly anything else of that family have
>> similarly close but still different flags/commands?
> I haven't seen this mentioned in the thread... but may have missed it.
> I've noticed that some times aptitue purge does not remove everything
> as show by running aptitude search on the pkg name and seeing the 'c'
> (lower case `c' ) the indicates some files remain that have user
> When that happens I've found that `dpkg' will most often complete the
> job. `dpkg purge pkgname'
Next time you see configuration remnants, try
aptitude purge '~c'
Regularly after updates, I (a heavy aptitude-cli user) command
apt-get check ; dpkg -C ; aptitude search '~b' '~g' '~c'
to check the package management state.