Re: does /var/games have to be deleted on purge? (if it's empty..)
Holger Levsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> while testing the archive with piuparts I found a failure reported by
> piuparts, that after purge /var/games existed on the system while it wasnt
> there before installing+purging the package.
> See http://piuparts.debian.org/squeeze/fail/slashem-common_0.0.7E7F3-1.3.log
> (at the end..)
> http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#VARGAMESVARIABLEGAMEDATA says
> that /var/games is an optional directory, which must be present if the
> corresponding subsystem (here: a game) is present.
> Thus I would conclude that it has to be removed on purge if there are no other
> games installed. Right? Or should I make piuparts ignore the /var/games
> directory if present after purge?
> is definitly buggy, as it not only leaves /var/games on the system but
> also /var/games/armagetronad :-)
And I think there is your problem.
If the package had removed all files then dpkg would have removed the