Why does CouchDB persist on my machine despite having removed it? And how do I remove it fully (Ubuntu 11.10)?

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http://serverfault.com – I want to reinstall CouchDB on my machine, but I need to remove it fully first. I removed both couchdb and couchdb-bin packages using sudo apt-get remove couchdb sudo apt-get purge couchdb However, when i perform curl -X GET http://localhost:5984 I still get {"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"1.0.1"} ...and the configurations of the old installation is still intact (when I query the /_config API), which I don't want. What am I doing wrong? Yes, the question is similar to this one, but only in that it is about fully removing this package. My situation is different, and I've tried a (HowTos)