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Re: What should postrm purge actually do?

Andrea Bolognani <eof@kiyuko.org> writes:

>> 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.

Which is a good reason to use software that doesn't clutter your $HOME.

Did you consider the case with $HOME being mounted on NFS with
rootsquash (which is set by default)? Should the postinst then 'su' to
each user to do the modifcations in that case then? How about if some
extra security policy is active like apparmor or selinux?

Sorry, the only sane option which is left is to keep maintainer scripts
out of users home. 

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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