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Re: Request for Discussion about Account Handling in Maintainer Scripts Wiki Page

On Fri, Sep 29, 2006, Marc Haber wrote:
> Whether an account created by a package should be deleted or not has
> been discussed a million times. But it looks like the results of these
> discussions were never written down.

 The removal of users / groups is not the only thing often debated for
 purges.  I propose to enlarge the debate on purging to:
 - log files
 - databases
 - caches
 - other perhaps valuable data

 Perhaps thoughts on these subjects are connected (I for example think
 that we should let the admin decide, perhaps in /etc/dpkg/purges.conf,
 what he wants to delete on purges) and should be grouped in
 implementation and/or policy updates?

. o O ( It's funny, I discussed this no later than yesterday on a Debianish
        channel again. )
Loïc Minier <lool@dooz.org>

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