Thunderbird/Warty bugs

albi at albi at
Fri Mar 25 16:11:32 UTC 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:41:52 -0500
Art Alexion <art.alexion at> wrote:

> This is what I was thinking, but, will it delete my mail and settings?

no, an "apt-get remove" removes all files that were installed but not
the config-files (usually in /etc)

an "apt-get remove --purge" removes all installed files *and*
configfiles, and i believe in both cases it does not even remove empty
directories which were created during install

> Should I do that before or after I manually install the new version?
> (I  plan to install it in the /opt directory branch.)

i think that does not matter as long as you don't start thunderbird
after that, but first make sure you have a proper backup of your
mailboxen anyway

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