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Bug#204275: dpkg --purge removes config files used by other packages

reassign 204275 wget-ssl

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.10.10
> Severity: important
> For instance, "dpkg --purge wget-ssl" removes /etc/wgetrc, though this
> config file is used by package wget.

dpkg only removes files that the package owns, and dirs when they are empty.
My guess is that wget-ssl does an rm -rf /etc/wgetrc, or rm /etc/wgetrc/*.

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