How to COMPLETELY remove software

Asked by oddemirci on 2010-01-17

From the aptitude man page:

"... c, meaning that the package was deleted but its configuration files remain on the system, ..."

Now, I need to remove some software. When I search with aptitude, there is a "c" near the item. But I have remove it completely by

sudo apt-get remove --purge [package]

So, where are those "configuration files"? I am searching files with "locate" but there is no trace.

Within aptitude, how to totally remove those traces?

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Ryan Dwyer
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Best Ryan Dwyer (ryandwyer) said : #1

It depends on the application. Some might store their config in /etc/, others may store it in a hidden folder inside the user's home directory.

To remove: sudo aptitude purge packagename

oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #2

Thank you. I was thinking that it is

apt-get remove --purge [package]

But it does not remove config files.

"aptitude purge [package]" removes config files also.

oddemirci (oddemirci) said : #3

Thanks Ryan Dwyer, that solved my question.