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Bug#158862: dpkg: Remove files from /usr/local... which are in installed package

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.4
Severity: wishlist

I sometimes have the problem, that I want to install a recent version of a program, but there is no
debian-package available at this time. So I install a tar.gz and the files will be placed in
When later there is a debian-package available the same files will be placed in /usr...
but the files in /usr/local... are still there and can produce problems when the PATH variable is
set appropriate. Additionally disk space is wasted when the files remain in /usr/local...
An option to activate this feature would be nice.

Greetings, Martin Bammer

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux bender 2.4.19 #1 Tue Aug 13 17:48:35 CEST 2002 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect        1.10.4         a user tool to manage Debian packages
ii  libc6          2.2.5-14       GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone

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