[Letsencrypt-devel] Bug#831497: certbot: purge is removing non-packaging files

Chip Rosenthal chip at unicom.com
Sat Jul 16 15:37:39 UTC 2016

Package: certbot
Version: 0.8.0-1~bpo8+2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Running "apt-get purge certbot" deletes the entire /etc/letsencrypt

This is not correct, purge is supposed to remove only files that are
part of the packaging.

I was trying to re-install certbot, and now I've lost my entire setup
and all the certs.

Expected outcome: apt-get purge should remove all files that are included
in the package distribution, but should not touch configuration files
that were modified or files that were created during setup.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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