Re: [email@example.com: Bug#101186: purge removes new mail in spool dir]
On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 12:49:38PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Quite not so. The directory contains user data you can't regain by other
> methods. What if gimp would remove all users *.xcf files, because they are
> useless without gimp? Sure, those are not expected to be processed and
> purged automatically anyway, but you can cook up your own example involving
> a cron job and a data queue... right, removing cron should delete this data.
A better example would be postgresql removing database files. They're
useless without postgresql, and are normally stored in a directory that
postgresql is responsible for. (Last time I checked, our postgresql
package prompted the user for this.)
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