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    Re: Cleaning up old libraries (Score: 1)
    by asuffield (asuffield@debian.org) on Friday, November 09 @ 16:04:46 GMT
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    Those directories are deleted when you purge the package. Note that purging an installed package first runs the remove process, which throws that message regardless. If the directory is emptied after the config files are removed, it will go anyway.

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    Re: Cleaning up old libraries (Score: 1)
    by caf on Friday, November 09 @ 16:07:56 GMT
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    There’s several levels of “removedness” of packages in debian. apt-get remove does a “deinstall” of the package, which leaves behind files marked as configuration files (this is in case you ever want to install the package again – your configuration is saved).

    If you want to remove with extreme prejudice, follow the apt-get remove with a:

    dpkg –purge

    – caf.

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