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

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 20:21:02 +1000, Herbert Xu
<herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:
>Brian Nelson <pyro@debian.org> wrote:
>> 'rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty /etc/foo'.  Of course, dpkg will
>> handle this correctly for conffiles; you only need to do this for
>Unfortunately dpkg does not handle the case where a conffile ceases
>to exist in a later version of a package.  The conffile will be left
>on the system even after purging.

This is bad especially for packages that heavily rely on dpkg conffile
handling. exim4 is one example.


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