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

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 11:28:42PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> IMO, you are totally correct, postrm should never remove user-data (at
> least not without asking first).  AFAIK, other packages that put data
> in /var/ handle this correctly (apache, mysql, etc).

That's what some maintainers have chosen to do.  This is neither policy
nor a universally accepted rule.  Just grep for 'rm -r' in
/var/lib/dpkg/info and see what you get.

The fact is that the purge operation should not be taken lightly.
It is fundamentally different from remove as all data related that
package may be deleted.
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