Re: What should postrm purge actually do?
2008/6/3 sean finney <email@example.com>:
> 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)