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Re: [PATCH] add dpkg-conffile, based upon http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling

Michael Biebl wrote:
> It was discussed briefly on debian-devel, but there is also the case  
> that the backup files should be cleaned up on purge.

dpkg tracks obsolete conffiles, but on removal/purge, it does not remove the
obsolete conffile. If it did, it would make sense for it to also remove
any .dpkg-old file, and that would seem to be a better way to handle the
purge case.

see shy jo

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