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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:
> We have a coherent policy: thou shalt not erase user data. How hard
> is this to understand? Cron's postrm doesn't remove /var/spool/cron,
> despite the fact that every file in there was put there by crontab (or
> at least, should have been), because it is (or might be) non-recoverable
> user data. 

Have you actually looked in your /var/lib/dpkg/info to see how many
packages do an unconditional rm -r in their purge code? Changing this
piecemeal will only give users a false sense of security.
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