[Bug 411935] Re: Empathy preserves configuration information upon apt-get purge
eternalorb at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 14:32:37 UTC 2009
Would it be better then to split this bug into two issues?
the manpage for apt-get purge is misleading
Empathy creates too many folders in ~, making it difficult for users to
restore original settings.
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Mads Chr. Olesen
<launchpad at shiyee.dk>wrote:
> I'm unable to find an authoritative source for this, but purge is not meant
> to delete files in users' home dirs.
> The reference to configuration files is files stored under /etc, which are
> removed when you use purge.
> See http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-870311.html
> Empathy preserves configuration information upon apt-get purge
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> Status in “empathy” package in Ubuntu: New
> Bug description:
> running sudo apt-get purge empathy && sudo apt-get install empathy
> SHOULD remove all configuration settings associated with empathy, remove
> the package, download the newest version (if there is one), and reinstall
> from the archive. Effectively making the program the same as it was when it
> was first installed.
> That is not the case. Even manually going into my local folder and removing
> all folders that I could find associated with empathy failed to do this.
> The manpage for apt-get says
> purge is identical to remove except that packages are removed and
> purged (any configuration files are deleted too).
Empathy preserves configuration information upon apt-get purge
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