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Bug#156463: dpkg: Doesn't replace obsolete dirs with symlinks on upgrade

On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 04:58:46PM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> I won't reopen the bug, but *please* reconsider and reopen it yourself, 
> I'm pretty sure this is not the way it's supposed to work.

dpkg doesn't know or doesn't have a guarantee that there isn't actually
anything within the directory that you want to remove, so it doesn't try it.
Arguably it could go check, but I guess there's a reason against that if
nobody did that yet.

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