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Re: May packages rm -rf subdirectories of /etc/ ?

Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> If not, what do think of this?  When is it OK for a package to
> "rm -rf /etc/foo/" on purge?

Never, IMO.  It should remove the configuration files and then do 
'rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty /etc/foo'.  Of course, dpkg will
handle this correctly for conffiles; you only need to do this for
non-conffile configuration files.

Poems... always a sign of pretentious inner turmoil.

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