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

On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 10:27:34PM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> There is one glaring problem though... dpkg does not remove empty dirs
> under /etc on purge.  This is a long standing bug in dpkg. [0]

well, even if it would do, most likely you have stuff like editor or hand
mady backup files (*~, *.old) or packaging related stuff (*.dpkg-new) which
might need removing, before the dir can be emoved.

Anyway, if you ust want to mae sure that the empty dir is removed, you can
do rmdir

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