apt-get purge

Allen Meyers texas.chef94 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 16:58:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Charlie Kravetz
<cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:00:26 -0500
> "Alex Katebi" <alex.katebi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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
> If you install "apt-dpkg-ref" package, it is a reference sheet that
> tells you all the options and explains what they do. I have used it for
> about three years now. If you print it, it is about 4 pages
> Good luck,
> --
> Charlie Kravetz
> Linux Registered User Number 425914          [http://counter.li.org/]
> Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           [http://keepingdreams.com]
> Hey I welcomed that info myself, but tell me what I did wrong. I tried it
> as is and with sudo and got same reply

allen at allen-desktop:~$ apt-dpkg-ref
bash: apt-dpkg-ref: command not found
allen at allen-desktop:~$ sudo apt-dpkg-ref
[sudo] password for allen:
sudo: apt-dpkg-ref: command not found
allen at allen-desktop:~$

Allen Meyers
texas.chef94 at gmail.com

The ability to comfortably use a computer is directly proportional to desire
to listen, learn, and experiment, and is inversely proportional to the fear,
anger, and stubbornness that you show.
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