how to *completely* remove a package from the cmd line?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Aug 10 12:46:27 UTC 2010
On Tue, 10 Aug 2010, Tyler J. Wagner wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 Aug 2010 12:42:22 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > $ dpkg -l | grep ^rc
> > rc authbind 1.2.0build3
> > Allows non-root programs to bind() to low po
> > $
> > so, as i understand debian pkg mgmt, that means the package has been
> > removed but not necessarily purged. so far, so good. but what can i
> > use to see what files still exist that are (allegedly?) related to
> > that package?
> > $ dpkg -L authbind
> > Package `authbind' does not contain any files (!)
> That means authbind is removed, but not purged, and it has no config files
> (generally files in /etc and /var, but directly listed in the package). If
> there are any, they would be listed by 'dpkg -L'. Example:
> tyler at baal:~$ dpkg -l postfix
> rc postfix 2.7.0-1 High-performance mail transport agent
> tyler at baal:~$ dpkg -L postfix
sure, i get all that, but am i just being confused in not seeing how
that applies to, say, the authbind package above? it's been removed
(not purged), and "dpkg -L" shows no files in that package. but
there's clearly *something* still related to that package on my
system, which command-line purging doesn't get rid of, but going into
synaptic and doing a "remove completely" *does* get rid of. i just
want to know what the command-line equivalent of that operation is.
or, before that, what command will show me what remnants of that
package are still on my system.
in short, how do i see what cruft related to authbind is still
hanging out on my system?
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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