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Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades

On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Peter S Galbraith wrote:

> It occurs to me that upgrading a package should delete old versions
> of user-uncompressed doc and info files.

The package system is not supposed to read your mind.

You should probably take a look at /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list
This is where dpkg remembers which files belong to which packages.
You should never uncompress files "in place" because then dpkg will be
unable to remove the files which belong to a certain package when it is
removed or replace by a new one.

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