On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 21:05:30 +0200 Michael Koch <email@example.com> wrote: > So a good installer knows when you mount your $HOME on multiple machines > and use some config files only on some machines? </irony> > > Its the job of the user to cleanup his home. He knows best what he still > needs. Or at least should know. When you have a lot of software installed on your system, it might get difficult to trace exactly which configuration files you need and which ones you don't need. Now imagine the following situation: a package's maintainer can declare the per-user configuration/cache files used by the program, so they are added to the dpkg database along with other files belonging to the package. It would then be trivial (or at least possible) to write a simple program which scans the user's home directory, and notifies the user of configuration/cache files which do not belong to any installed program. -- Andrea Bolognani <firstname.lastname@example.org> Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.
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