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.
Dancing Horse Hill