Re: finding leftovers
On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 02:31:40PM -0700, Luiz Otavio L. Zorzella wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann writes:
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 1998 at 02:13:51PM -0700, Luiz Otavio L. Zorzella wrote:
> >> Marcus Brinkmann writes:
> >> $ dpkg -S /etc/xemacs20/site-start.d
> >> dpkg: /etc/xemacs20/site-start.d not found.
> >> Note, though, that:
> >> 1) this is a directory, and not a file!
> >> 2) I already purged xemacs* !
> > Sure. The directory is not empty when xemacs will be purged, because the
> > conffiles are still in it. *After* this the conffiles will be deleted, but
> > the directories remain.
> > Only directories should be left over, and they are not doing much harm.
> So you're saying debian, by project, leaves directories behind? Too
> bad :^< Not that they are so evil, or take too much space, but as sure
> as it can be, it's not the "Right Thing To Do (tm)"...
ONLY when in the directory a conffile was. This is because we differentiate
between removing and purging. Removing does keep the conffiles (this is
logged and good because you keep your configuration). If you want to get rid
of the conf files, you purge the package, but then no directory clean up is
Normally, all directories that are not needed anymore are removed.
In this special case, they are not.
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