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Bug#45572: marked as done (Bogus message from dpkg?)



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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 13:32:17 +0200 (CEST)
From: Francesco Potorti` <F.Potorti@cnuce.cnr.it>
To: Debian Linux bug list <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Bogus message from dpkg?
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.4.1.9
Severity: normal

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[14305]: 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


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