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Bug#793862: apache2: purging deletes directory co-owned by apache2-bin: /var/lib/apache2/

Package: apache2.2-common
Version: 2.4.12-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa@lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package removes files that
were installed by another package.
The removed files were already present before the package was installed,
they may have been shipped or created by a dependency.

This could be a violation of policy 10.7.4 ("Sharing configuration
files"), see
or policy chapter 6 ("Package maintainer scripts..."), see
or policy 7.6 ("Overwriting files..."), see

If a directory is used by several packages, all should ship it as part
of the package (possibly empty, using $package.dirs to create it), and
no package should mkdir/rmdir it in the maintainer scripts as dpkg will
take care of this.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

0m54.3s ERROR: FAIL: After purging files have disappeared:
  /var/lib/apache2/      owned by: apache2, apache2-bin



Attachment: apache2.log.gz
Description: application/gzip

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