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

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 18 18:02:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> 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.

If y'all want to change the behavior of an rpm -e then you need to talking 
to the rpm-maint list at rpm.org

not here.


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