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Bug#633626: marked as done (nethack-common: fails to purge associated files)

Your message dated Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:09:58 -0700
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and subject line Re: nethack-common: fails to purge associated files
has caused the Debian Bug report #633626,
regarding nethack-common: fails to purge associated files
to be marked as done.

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Package: nethack-common
Version: 3.4.3
Severity: important

/var/games/nethack and /etc/nethack directories with all content
remain on machine after aptitude remove --purge nethack-common is run
and all dependencies are selected for removal.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages nethack-common depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.40     Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils                   4.0.2      Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                         2.13-10    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

Versions of packages nethack-common recommends:
pn  nethack-console | nethack-x11 <none>     (no description available)

nethack-common suggests no packages.

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> /var/games/nethack and /etc/nethack directories with all content
> remain on machine after aptitude remove --purge nethack-common is run
> and all dependencies are selected for removal.

I can't reproduce this bug, e.g.:

$ sudo apt-get purge nethack-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  nethack-common* nethack-console* nethack-lisp* nethack-x11*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 7,162 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 373537 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing nethack-x11 ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/games/nethack/nethack-console.sh
to provide /usr/games/nethack (nethack) in auto mode.
Purging configuration files for nethack-x11 ...
Removing nethack-lisp ...
Purging configuration files for nethack-lisp ...
Removing nethack-console ...
Purging configuration files for nethack-console ...
Removing nethack-common ...
Purging configuration files for nethack-common ...
Purging high-scores and save-files for Nethack... done.
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for menu ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig ...

After purging nethack, neither /var/games/nethack nor /etc/nethack
were still present on my system. If you look at nethack-common's
postrm script, you'll see that /var/games/nethack is removed on purge
(and all conffiles in /etc are removed whenever any package is


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