date: 2010-08-04 21:48:25+00:00

'Debian : purge packages marked with rc status'

categories: - Debian/Ubuntu

Packages with rc status are not completely removed from the system, configuration files are still present.

If you have a bunch of rc packages you need to purge, as root, type :

dpkg --list |grep "^rc" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge

Source : http://joysofprogramming.com/remove-packages-marked-rc/