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

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 01:20:04AM +0200, Emile van Bergen wrote:

> Sorry for following up twice, but there is another argument why this
> behaviour of --purge is wrong, which is about usefulness.
> Basically, there are three categories of files:
> 1. dpkg -L
> 2. conffiles 
> 3. user data created using the package

What about data file created by the package through its normal
operation.  Such as log directories, or user account files?  Again,
these are created by the application directly, not the user.  Which
category do these fall in.  Since they don't fit the categories above,
should they be left behind on a purge?

Jamin W. Collins

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and day to make you everybody else is to fight the hardest battle any
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