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

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> And all configuration files, but not all user data. When you purge emacs,
> you don't also remove all the text files that you've written with emacs,

Sure, but then you don't put them in /var/lib/emacs do you?

dosemu is not the only package which removes /var/lib/<package-name>
when it is purged.

If there really is a consensus on this, then all packages should be
changed.  Doing this on an ad hoc basis is akin to aliasing rm
to 'rm -i'.
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