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

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> 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
>    done
>        rmdir /var/lib/dosemu || /bin/true

Well firstly it doesn't purge conffiles from old dosemu packages.
There used to be a number of conffiles in /var/lib/dosemu.

Secondly I've already given my opinion on this kind of ad hoc
reaction to this kind of bug reports.  We should either come up
with a coherent policy of how what postrm's can and can't do or
educate people to think before purging.
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