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

On 17-Jul-03, 16:20 (CDT), Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote: 
> 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. 

Who said anything about prompting? (Well, maybe I did, indirectly, when
I pointed at the database packages.)

But you know what files the package put in /var/lib/dosemu: the link to
freedos, and possibly some finite list of configuration files. It's safe
to remove symlinks, also. Anything else is user data, and should not be

> 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.

"More"? How so? If a package deletes user data without prompting now, I
don't see how other packages behavior changes this. You mean because I
won't check to see if a package's purge deletes my data? Well, I usually
don't...nor do I check each purge to make sure it's not doing 'rm -rf /'.
It's pretty much the same thing.


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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