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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Nov 18 17:49:17 UTC 2009

On 11/18/2009 11:44 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> 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.

whole-heartedly agree, it's something that really is best managed on a 
case-by-case basis (probably one reason why it's not in the 
guidelines... yet).

-- Rex

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