apt-get purge

boeckx.johan at telenet.be boeckx.johan at telenet.be
Mon Jan 5 16:06:46 UTC 2009

apt-get purge also removes all the config-files, normally in /etc/.., clean removes the amt-get-database, and apt-get remove removes the package but keeps the config-files.

>----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
: Alex Katebi [mailto:alex.katebi at gmail.com]
: maandag
, januari
 5, 2009 05:00 PM
: 'Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions'
: apt-get purge
>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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