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

Jamin W. Collins writes:
> And "user data" can be defined in a multitude of different ways.  I'm
> sure to someone out there the spool files the Jabber package creates are
> "user data".  The term sadly is overly general.

Perhaps before including such files in a purge you should ask yourself "Is
there any reasonable likelihood that the user will find these files useful
after the package owning the directory they are in has been purged?"  I
don't think there can be a general answer to that question.

I don't think packages should ever remove unexpected files, though.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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