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Re: removing logfiles on purge

also sprach Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> [2006.03.16.0050 +0100]:
> 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.

Hard to argue against that.

This issue is becoming more minor the more I think about it. The
main two problematic areas are mail and web. Removing the MTA will
not purge mail.log, and any sensible web setup will have separate
log files for virtual hosts, so it's less likely to affect people.

Sorry, but the thought did strike me at the time I wrote the
message, especially after seeing #355443 and remembering talking to
Lars precisely about this issue at FOSDEM.

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