[Adduser-devel] Bug#271829: adduser deleted _all_ files on my disk from a 'dpkg --purge command'

Marc Haber Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>, 271829@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 5 Feb 2005 16:00:27 +0100

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 04:38:20PM +0200, Ernst Kloppenburg wrote:
> My conclusion would be that either 
> - deluser should check that 'home' is reasonable
> or
> - deluser should always be called with the '--home' option in package
>   removal scripts

Deluser now has a list of important directories where no deletion
takes place even if --remove-home was set.

The corresponding package will be in experimental after next dinstall


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