[php-maint] Bug#561739: libapache2-mod-php5 leaves .start-file in /etc/php5/apache2 after purge

Stefan Hett Luke1410 at gmx.de
Sun Dec 20 01:16:04 UTC 2009

Package: libapache2-mod-php5
Version: 5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny4

Steps to reproduce:
1. aptitude install libapache2-mod-php5
2. aptitude purge libapache2-mod-php5

actual result:
error during purge operatoion:
Removing libapache2-mod-php5 ...
Module php5 disabled.
Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 restart' to activate new configuration!
Purging configuration files for libapache2-mod-php5 ...
dpkg - warning: while removing libapache2-mod-php5, directory 
`/etc/php5/apache2' not empty so not removed.

expected result:
successful purge without any warnings

looking into /etc/php5/apache2 shows that there's still a file called: 
".start" located there which hasn't been removed.

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