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Re: What should postrm purge actually do?

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 02:20:08PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:
> > ke, 2008-06-04 kello 13:38 +0200, Jeremiah C. Foster kirjoitti:
> >> Log files should be out of bounds, even for --purge.
> >
> > Doing that would mean log files never get cleaned up, unless the
> > sysadmin realizes that they need to it manually. That's not a good
> > situation, either.
> When for example logrotate is used maybe that could keep rotating the
> file(s) till it is gone.
> So on purge the logfiles remains and then one disapears every
> day. Logfiles would be kept as long as with the software
> installed. You just don't get new ones.

How will it know that these logfiles are there? The config file for them
is gone during the purge...

People should just use remove if they care about their log files.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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