[clug] Using "dpkg -Pa" - a Debian housekeeping query?
felix.karpfen at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 19:04:06 MDT 2009
After a couple of hitches, I have managed to dist-upgrade my OS from
Etch to Lenny.
I have ended up with a clean install; but the upgrade removed some 340
packages and left behind the configuration files of the removed packages.
My reading of the relevant man page indicates that "dpkg -Pa" will
remove all the obsolete configuration files in one hit.
Has anyone used this routine successfully?
I would hate to louse up a perfectly-functioning Lenny setup.
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