apt-get purge

Alex Katebi alex.katebi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:00:26 UTC 2009


What is the difference between apt-get purge, clean, and remove?
Why when I try to remove a single package, apt removes a boat load of other
packages but not the one I asked for.
What am I doing wrong. I had done "apt-get install libreadline5-dev" then I
did "apt-get purge libreadline5-dev". It removed many other packages for 30
minutes but not the libreadline5. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
 -Alex Katebi
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