Re: Bug#201023: dosemu: purging doesmu wipes out all user data under /var/lib/dosemu)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Bug#201023: dosemu: purging doesmu wipes out all user data under /var/lib/dosemu)
- From: Johannes Rohr <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:31:26 +0200
- Message-id: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <aAvl.email@example.com> (Herbert Xu's message of "Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:20:07 +0200")
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <aAvl.email@example.com>
Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.