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Bug#34589: dpkg: prerm purge call, perhaps

Julian Gilbey writes ("Bug#34589: dpkg: prerm purge call, perhaps"):
> Package: dpkg
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> I think it might be nice if the prerm script were to be called with a
> "purge" argument before the conffiles are removed during the purge
> phase of package removal.  I have a use for such a facility.
> (This would come immediately before step 5 in section 6.5 of the
> Packaging Manual.)

Please explain your requirement.  (There are some reasons why this is
not necessarily a very good idea.)


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