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Bug#50360: etc/dpkg not removed

On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 01:46:03PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 02:12:15PM -0500, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> > When upgrading from dpkg to dpkg
> > 
> > dpkg: warning - unable to delete old file '/tec/dpkg': Directory not empty
> This is not a bug. That is a conffile, and it wont be deleted unless you
> purge the package. This is the behavior for all packages.

I thought that since the conffile is not in the new package, and I never
modified it, it should be deleted by the upgrade.  But what you say
makes some sense.  I apologize if this is intended behavior.

It would be very nice if dpkg would suppress the warning when the only
things in the directory are conffiles (and directories).  I think this
would make many more upgrades warning-free, which I hope is a goal.

Thanks for your reply,

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