I have installed emacs with
apt-get. I tried to remove it later on, but the binary is left.
root@ionian:/home/gauthier# apt-get --purge remove emacs Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'emacs' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. root@ionian:/home/gauthier# which emacs /usr/bin/emacs root@ionian:/home/gauthier#
(the purge shown above is not the first attempt, this is just to show that the package was already removed.)
emacs was not installed before I did
apt-get install emacs.
Any idea what is going on? Why doesn't apt-get see the binary, why does it think emacs is already uninstalled? What would have been a clean way to uninstall emacs completely?