On Tuesday 03 June 2008 08:41:20 pm Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> 2008/6/3 Peter Palfrader <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >> - data accumulated from users
> Should I be doing something like
> rm /home/*/.packagedotfile
> for user-specific dotfiles?
for the love of flying spaghetti monster please no
a purge should only remove files that were installed by the package or
otherwise incidentally generated in FHS compliant locations. data created in
users' home directories is definitely outside such a scope. i.e., if dpkg
couldn't put files there, it shouldn't try to remove files from there.