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Bug#40810: dpkg: empty directories are not removed

Package: dpkg
Severity: normal

Dpkg always gives warnings like:

dpkg - warning: while removing gmc, directory `/etc/mc' not empty so not

also if the /etc/mc directory is empty and should be removed. This
happends with almost every package you try to purge and has a

-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux cooldown 2.2.10 #12 Thu Jul 1 23:29:57 CEST 1999 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
hi  libc6           2.1.1-12       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
hi  libncurses4     4.2-3.2        Shared libraries for terminal handling
hi  libstdc++2.9-gl 2.91.66-2      The GNU stdc++ library (EGCS version)

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