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Re: Bug#201023: dosemu: purging doesmu wipes out all user data

On 21 Jul 2003 11:44:35 +0200, Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> said: 

> Actually we need to notice one more type of file than Emile did in
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=debian-devel&m=105822874604492&w=2 ,
> namely, configuration files that aren't conffiles.  Making the
> distinction above we have:

> 1.  dpkg -L
> 2a. original conffiles
> 2b. modified conffiles
> 3.  configuration files that aren't conffiles, in /var/lib/

	Why is this not a serious bug in these packages? 

> 4.  log output, cached compiled versions of conffiles, etc.
> 5.  user data created using the package

> Here is my suggestion for how purge should be handled.  Purge would
> delete #1 through #4 _and_ everything in /var/lib/<pckg>/.  User
> data created using the package must then not be stored in
> /var/lib/<pckg>/ but somewhere else, e.g., in someone's home
> directory.  Dosemu, for example, could store the not-to-be-purged
> DOS image in user "dosemu"'s home dir.

	umm, no. Postgres should certainly not try and store the
 database under /home; since the DB can grow huge.


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