dpkg-purge - program to flag for purge a package or packages
dpkg-purge marks package(s) to be purged.
It achieves this by running ‘dpkg --set-selections’ and piping in the
package name(s) followed by ‘purge’.
NOTE: this program does not install, remove, purge any package. it ONLY
sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done
the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
dpkg(1), dpkg-hold(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1)
dpkg-purge was written Craig Sanders <email@example.com>. dpkg-purge is
Free Software placed in the public domain.