Joe [and MANY others] doesn't delete its config directory[ies] on purge
On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 09:58:12PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> severity 133450 normal
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 02:33:18PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> > Package: joe
> > Severity: serious
> > Joe does not delete /etc/joe on purge. postrm should check if purge
> > is enacted and rmdir /etc/joe..
> > I believe this is a seroius error in the package - it leaves
> > useless things in /etc.
> The serious severity implies the package shouldn't be released unless this
> bug is fixed. I don't believe this is the case :)
It makes the /etc a junkyard if you install many packages with this bug..
mira:/home/adamm/work/debian/yiff-2.12.4/debian# du /etc | lc
Pure Pure Both Total Total Total
Code Comment Cod&Com Blank Code Comment Lines Pages
380 0 0 0 380 0 380 7
50% of these I don't even have installed!!
The fix is trivial. Without the fix, after running Debian for years
without reinstall, the /etc directory becomes unmanagable. It bloats like
windows/system... Please fix it in all packages that you maintain _before_
woody... Also, all packages should upgrade flawlessly from Potato to Woody
and fix any problems with packages currently in woody.