> By default it does remove automatically installed packages (but not their
> configurations), see the manual page and . So it's quite possible that
> it did just that on your system.
> Next time you do an experiment like that, make sure to set up a suitable
> control group :-)
>  http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s02s06.html
>  e.g. by doing a dpkg --get-selections > before and another
> > after and diffing the sorted results, or similar.
> -- t
Configurations can be purges with
aptitude purge ~c