[Fedora-packaging] does removing a package also remove package data?

Tom Lane tgl at redhat.com
Wed Nov 18 17:44:58 UTC 2009

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com> writes:
> My inclination is the packaging guidelines should encourage the removal 
> of data files generated by the package when the package is removed.

In the case of the database packages the longstanding policy is the
opposite.  I can see encouraging packagers to remove orphaned preference
or configuration files, but not potentially-high-value user data.

			regards, tom lane

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