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

On 16-Jul-03, 04:30 (CDT), Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote: 
> Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> Remember that we're talking about dosemu's postrm removing
> /var/lib/dosemu...

No, we're talking about dosemu's postrm removing user data that is
trivially detected and saved. Dpkg --purge is supposed to remove the
package, not my stuff.

Why is it so hard to replace 'rm -rf /var/lib/dosemu' with

	rm /var/lib/dosemu/freedos
	rmdir /var/lib/dosemu || /bin/true

Or, slightly more complete:

	for f in /var/lib/dosemu/* ; do
		[ -L $f ] && rm $f
	rmdir /var/lib/dosemu || /bin/true

This would solve the problem, and you could go back to real work rather
than this argument? (Just like I'm going to do now.)


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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