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Re: What should postrm purge actually do?

2008/6/3 sean finney <seanius@debian.org>:
> a purge should only remove files that were installed by the package or
> otherwise incidentally generated in FHS compliant locations. data created in
> users' home directories is definitely outside such a scope.  i.e., if dpkg
> couldn't put files there, it shouldn't try to remove files from there.

Fine. Although it always annoyed me that my $HOME filled up with
spurious dotfiles whose origin I'm not necessarily sure of, and that a
good installer could know to remove them if the package were purged.

Or is there a better solution? (I'm not sure it is gconf)



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