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Re: Bug#201023: dosemu: purging doesmu wipes out all user data under /var/lib/dosemu)

Roger Leigh <roger@whinlatter.uklinux.net> wrote:
>> This is a directory owned by the dosemu package and it will ensure its
>> removal upon purging.
> Why?  Just let dpkg remove the conffiles and, if you really must, do
> something *non-destructive* like:

dpkg --purge is defined as an operation which removes all traces of a
package.  When you do that, you are taking the responsibility to ensure
that you have no files under any directories solely owned by that package
that you wish to keep.

Never use purge unless you're sure that you have no data that you wish
to keep that is still left under the package's directories.  There is a
reason why frontend's never select the purge option for you automatically.
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