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

On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 12:59:28PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > 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.
> Um, policy should never be done first, and I would hope that you know that.

Have you read my argument? Putting prompts in the postrm/purge code on an
ad hoc basis is akin to aliasing rm to rm -i.  Either they have to be
changed all at once or it is only going to cause more data loss as people
get used to being prompted.
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