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Re: Bug#454707: nethack -- Doesn't purge all files after piuparts Install+Upgrade+Purge test

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 02:18:40PM +0200, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
> Before I  maintain nethack-el, it  was not relying  on dh_installemacsen
> and startup file  was installed as /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50nethack.el.
> However,  it  now  relies  on  dh_installemacsen and  the  file  is  now
> installed as  /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50nethack-el.el, that's why  I got
> this bug report.
> I think that just renaming the file from 50nethack.el to 50nethack-el.el
> is  not the best  solution as  the former  file may  be still  there for
> unstable/testing users and it  would wipe possible modifications done in
> 50nethack-el.el. I'm wondering how I could handle that?

As maintainer, it is for you to decide, or query the release managers
in charge of the goal[1]. However, the short answer is that the goal
is to have the Etch version installed -> upgrade to sid/lenny ->
subsequent purge remove all the files belonging to the
package. Therefore, my recommendation would be to purge the file when
the purge command is given, if the file exists. That way, you are
allowed to keep the file during the upgrade, but remove it only during

Does this sound sane?



[1]: http://release.debian.org/lenny/goals.txt
Kumar Appaiah

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