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

Jamin W. Collins <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 08:28:14AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Jamin W. Collins <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> What about data file created by the package through its normal
>>> operation.  Such as log directories, or user account files? 
>> [...]

>> Log-files are named explicitely in policy 10.8 (v3.6.0), they need to
>> be removed on purge.

> The point I was making is they are files that should/must be removed
> (logically) but are not part of either the physical file provided by the
> package or a conffile.  Thus, the examples given were rather incomplete.
> There are files that will be created by various applications that should
> be removed when that package is purged.  Invariably, the removal of
> these files will upset someone who expected them to still be there.

Point taken and even strengthened by the fact that one of your
examples is already listed in policy.

On a sidenote: In the special case I agree with the bug-submitter.
              cu andreas
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