Bug#2911: Conffiles are deleted too late ? (Re: Bug#2701: seyon: dpkg --purge doesn't work)
Sven Rudolph writes ("Bug#2911: Conffiles are deleted too late ? (Re: Bug#2701: seyon: dpkg --purge doesn't work)"):
> Nevertheless a problem remains:
> # dpkg --purge seyon
> (Reading database ... 27060 files and directories currently installed.)
> Removing seyon ...
> dpkg - warning: while removing seyon, directory `/etc/X11/seyon' not empty so n.
> Purging configuration files for seyon ...
> When dpkg tries to delete /etc/X11/seyon the conffiles still exist.
> The only solution I see is to remove the conffiles in the prerm.
This is a bug in dpkg. There's no good workaround - you'll just have
to live with the leftover directory.
I'll fix it when I have a fresh supply of tuits. I'll reassign this
bug in the meantime (even though it's a duplicate).