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Re: The future of non-dependency-based boot

On 10 April 2012 16:06, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org> wrote:
>> dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/ {print $2}' | xargs --no-run-if-empty dpkg --purge
> That's a pretty dangerous line. People (sometimes) don't purge packages
> for a reason, you might lose data here.

Under some circumstances it can delete configuration files that are in
use by active packages.

e.g. package b replaces package a, however uses the same set of
configuration files - purge package a and it will delete the
files now in use by package b.
Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au>

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