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Re: Bug#253413: /etc/apache-perl not purged

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Alejandro Exojo wrote:

> Package: apache-perl
> Version: 1.3.31-1
> Severity: normal
> When purging apache-perl, dpkg complained about /etc/apache-perl,
> because it isn't empty. The same applies to apache-ssl:
> ----------------------8<------------------------
> Removing apache-perl ...
> Purging configuration files for apache-perl ...
> dpkg - warning: while removing apache-perl, directory `/etc/apache-perl'
> not empty so not removed.
> Removing apache-ssl ...
> Purging configuration files for apache-ssl ...
> dpkg - warning: while removing apache-ssl, directory `/etc/apache-ssl'
> not empty so not removed.
> --------------------->8--------------------------

This is not a bug. If there are files in /etc/apache-perl or apache-ssl
that do not belong to the package the directories must NOT be removed.


<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.

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