decrufting system files (e.g. GNOME files)
I'm trying to clean out extraneous and old files from the system
directories. I have some scripts to short out which files are known to
the current Debian configuration and which are not. Many of the "are
not" files came from earlier versions of currently installed packages.
were delivered with gnome-utils 22.214.171.124-4 but are not part of my
currently installed current gnome-utils 126.96.36.199-1.
As a rule, can old such old conffiles be removed without causing too
much trouble? I have ~450 of these cluttering /etc.