Re: Bug#201023: dosemu: purging doesmu wipes out all user data under /var/lib/dosemu)
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, 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.
What does prompting have to do with removing files not owned by you?