Re: Removal of user-edited configuration files?
Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hmm. There are two questions here:
Right, and thank you.
> I would not trust my English enough to decide whether
> "configuration files must be preserved when the package is removed, and
> only deleted when the package is purged." should read "must be deleted on
> purge" or "can be deleted on purge".
I guess that's not a question of english, but rather a WYRINWIM-clause
(what you read is not what I mean...).
> Some people do a `rm -rf' on directories the package created
> (e.g. under /etc/ or /var/) but I believe there are enough
> flamewars^Wdiscussions in the archive of debian-devel you could refer to
> to decide if you want to do this. (The last one seems to be
Nice and instructive to read this. I prefer to be flamed by Xu et
al. instead of Towns et al...
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie