apt-get purge

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 6 01:00:31 UTC 2009

Alex Katebi wrote:

> The command that removed lots of packages and broke my system was:
> apt-get remove libreadline5-dev

I understand that.  But you STILL responded with a "Y" (or at least an 
"Enter", when it asked if it was OK to remove all those other programs).

> What happened to me does not make any sense.
> Is there any way to tell apt-get to sync packages to the Untuntu 8.10?

Please try to be a little more specific.   That's exactly what it does.

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