how to *completely* remove a package from the cmd line?
wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 00:26:50 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2010-08-10 at 14:24 -0700, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> 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.
locate also doesn't search in the /media directory. Anything stored
there will not be "located". Ric
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