Debian: how to remove a package with its configs?

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http://serverfault.com – I'm not sure what to make of this on my Debian server aptitude install apache2 ls /etc/apache2 You would expect to see configs, right? aptitude remove apache2 It should remove everything, right? ls /etc/apache2 But the configs are here. rm -rf /etc/apache2 aptitude install apache2 ls /etc/apache2 No directory found. Any guidance? (HowTos)