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Re: Can /usr/share/doc/<pkg> be deleted on upgrade ?

Roger Leigh wrote:
> Users don't have write access to anything under /usr in general
> (and /usr/share/doc in particular).  If they did place files there,
> they must have done it after gaining root privs.  I.e. they took
> deliberate steps to do something they should not under normal
> circumstances have been permitted to do.  The user is clearly at
> fault here for writing "personal" data into a directory managed
> by the packaging system.

I hadn't thought of that, I guess it settles it. Thank you for you answer.

> Regards,
> Roger

Lucas B. Cohen

"The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting
than the question of whether a submarine can swim." - Edgar W. Dijkstra

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