[Bug 677231] Re: Can't purge mysql-server

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Fri Nov 19 19:46:52 GMT 2010

Hi Gantry, thanks for taking the time to file this bug report and work
with us to make Ubuntu better!

I know this is confusing, but you actually need to purge the underlying
packages as well:

aptitude purge mysql-server-5.1

When you run this, it should ask you for confirmation before removing
all databases.

You can find all packages that are "removed" but not "purged" with

dpkg -l |grep '^rc'

You should see something in there like

rc  mysql-server-5.1                      5.1.49-1ubuntu8.1
MySQL database server binaries and system database setup

Please purge that package, and if the files are still there, feel free to re-open this bug report with more information.

Closing with status Invalid.

** Changed in: mysql-5.1 (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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