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Re: What should postrm purge actually do?

On Tuesday 03 June 2008 08:41:20 pm Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> 2008/6/3 Peter Palfrader <weasel@debian.org>:
> >>    - data accumulated from users
> Should I be doing something like
> rm /home/*/.packagedotfile
> for user-specific dotfiles?

for the love of flying spaghetti monster please no :)

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.


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