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Re: #103302 ask permission before erasing /var/cache/apt/archives

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 08:38:31PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Ethan" == Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
>     Ethan> we are not talking about this, we are talking about
>     Ethan> base-config rm -rf'ing /var/cache/apt WITHOUT ASKING.
> Hmmm... Maybe I misunderstood something, but my impression from the
> bug report is that base-config does ask if /var/cache/apt should get
> removed, but then ignores the answer and deletes /var/cache/apt
> anyway.

no it never asks.  dselect on the other hand will, but regardless of
your answer to dselect base-config turns around and rm -rf's it anyway.

> Reading further into bug #103302, there could be some confusion in
> this regard, not sure.

its really quite simple:

/var/cache/apt/archives/ must *NOT* be removed unless the user gives
explicit permission to do so.

right now base-config *ALWAYS* rm -rf's /var/cache/apt/archives
without permission.

> The maintainer seems to think fixing this problem requires asking the
> question twice???? Now I am confused...

the maintainer simply doesn't want to fix it and is spewing rediculous
reasons for not doing so.

Ethan Benson

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