Re: proposal: "debian/purge"
(grr, I hate gmail)
While adopting package "cruft", I found that an objective of original
author ajt has never been reached.
This is a new, scaled down proposal: https://wiki.debian.org/Cruft/purge
that basicaly propose to turn the most easy cases of
> if [ "$1" = "purge" ]; then
> rm -f /var/lib/somefile
into machine-readable files that only contains the paths
You may not want to read 30-some mails from 1998  ; I did.
Some may request to add extra features (like "*" globbing, volatile files);
but I think this simpler proposal has already many advantages,
and I don't see any downside; except from depending on a precise dpkg
I would like to contribute code for this if you're interested.
This fill some of option 2 in the FAQ "Can dpkg handle volatile files",
by making it 'less cumbersome'.
At first, do you mind If I move my wiki page in the "Teams/Dpkg/Proposals/"