Phantom Kernel Packages on Ubuntu 04.08

Richard Esplin richard at
Mon Aug 4 10:02:05 MDT 2008

'aptitude purge' removes configuration files.

Adding '-o Aptitude::Purge-Unused=true' tells aptitude to get rid of 
configuration files for packages it automatically removes.

Richard Esplin

On Sunday 03 August 2008 19:07:24 Brad Midgley wrote:
> Charles
> > I have a bunch of phantom packages, i.e. ones I've suncessfully
> > removed with aptitude, but which the package database seems to think
> > are still installed:
> you can get rid of the config files too with
> apt-get purge xx
> there might be a way to get aptitude to purge--it probably defaults to
> leave config files alone.
> Brad

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