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

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> Sorry, the data under /var/whatever is NOT solely owned by the package.
> You might want to check with the mysql and postgres maintainers, as well
> as the MTA maintainers, about the proper way to deal with this.

Those packages are doing exactly the wrong thing by prompting before
we have all agreed on this policy.

This is akin to aliasing rm to 'rm -i'.  The user gets accustomed to
purging packages without thinking which will only bite them later on.
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