how to *completely* remove a package from the cmd line?

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Tue Aug 10 21:24:53 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 12:24:38PM +0300, Donkey Hottie wrote:
> On 10.8.2010 10:39, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> > It may not be as truly gone as you think. After you're done removing it
> > via synaptic run "locate <package> | less". You may be as surprised as I
> > was.
> > 
> > 
> "locate" does not locate anything in the disk system, but only in its
> own database, which is created by "updatedb" cron job. Try running
> "updatedb" after the purge, and then "locate" again... Should not find
> the package any more.

I know. That's what I normally do.

Bob Holtzman
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