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


On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 07:20:00AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:

> 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.

Who said anything about prompts? Just *don't remove user data in postrm,
even when purging*. At all. Package, yes, conffiles, yes, logfiles, yes,
user data, no. No prompting. Simple. See?



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