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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Wed Nov 18 17:58:22 UTC 2009

Should just note here that dpkg is quite nuanced in how it removes
packages compared to rpm:

There are two states: normal removal of a package doesn't remove any
configuration files.  That's so you can reinstall a package and not
have to reconfigure it.  So called "purge" removes the configuration
files too.

I would think the same thing applies to removing generated data --
that there should be 3 states: remove just the package, remove the
package and generated data, or remove the package and generated data
and configuration files.


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