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Re: removing logfiles on purge

On Mar 16, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:

> Chapter 10.8 of our policy says that log files "should be" removed
> when a package is removed. I am writing this email to gather
> feedback prior to proposing that this be changed. Especially in the
> EU, I can imaging several situations in which removing the log files
> during package purge can put the administrator into an undefined (==
> unpleasant) legal situation.
Then they should backup them before purging the package.

> If you've ever administered a production machine with hundreds of
> users, you'll treat log files as valuable data. You'll kick and
> scream if they get removed from under your fingers.
But when I purge a package I expect that log files will be deleted.


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