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

Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:

>> 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.


Sorry, but this is getting just absurd. 

You say: We should not apply sane packaging strategies in order to
avoid a "false sense of security"?

To bring your argument to the point: People should not use GNU/Linux
but stay with windoze in order to avoid a false sense of security.


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