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Bug#32501: dpkg barfs on rm'ing directories which aren't empty

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.4.1

Upon trying to delete a non-empty directory which dpkg presumes
to be empty (such as /etc/X11/xdm) after it has deleted any files 
in it known to dpkg (which are not encessarily ALL files, just
the ones from debian-packages) it segfaults. This does happen
when it tries to install/upgrade a package. 

"...one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking
 zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs."
-- Robert Firth

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