"aptitude remove --purge" does not purge package [aptitude has no --purge]

Bug #234184 reported by Daniel Hahler on 2008-05-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

"sudo aptitude remove --purge hello" is not the same as "sudo aptitude purge hello".

The "--purge" option gets recognized by aptitude but does not cause purging of the package (unlike "apt-get remove --purge").

This is with aptitude 0.4.9-2ubuntu5 on Ubuntu Hardy.

1. sudo apt-get install hello
2. sudo aptitude remove --purge hello
=> Look for "{p}" in the package list. (should not be there)

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2008-05-22
Changed in aptitude:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse)
status: New → In Progress
Daniel Hartwig (wigs) on 2012-10-21
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
assignee: Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse) → nobody
status: In Progress → New
Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

Aptitude has no option ‘--purge’, this command line actually triggers ‘--purge-unused’ whose behaviour is correct. In the future we will support ‘--purge’ as apt-get does and also fail for unrecognized options.

This is importance: wishlist and not higher as there is no documented expectation for a ‘--purge’ option.

summary: - "aptitude remove --purge" does not purge package
+ "aptitude remove --purge" does not purge package [aptitude has no
+ --purge]
Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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