Bug#45572: Bogus message from dpkg?
I marked linbot for removal (not purging), as I wanted to keep the
configuration files for later reinstall. I got this, which I think is
at best strange, at worst worrying:
Removing linbot ...
Update-menus: further output (if any) will appear in /tmp/update-menus.14305
dpkg - warning: while removing linbot, directory `/etc/linbot' not empty so not removed.
Why was dpkg trying to remove /etc/linbot? It shouldn't have even tried.
-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux pot 2.2.10 #3 Mon Jul 12 19:50:44 CEST 1999 i686 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii libc6 2.1.2-1 GNU C Library: Shared libraries and timezone
ii libncurses4 4.2-3.2 Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libstdc++2.10 2.95.2-0pre1 The GNU stdc++ library