[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#416086: symlinks are not removed on uninstall/purge

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sat Mar 24 19:36:11 CET 2007

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.86.ds1-38
Severity: important

When deinstalling/purging initscripts, the symlinks in /etc/rcS.d,rc0.d
and rc6.d are not removed.
Imo these symlinks should not only be removed on purge but also on
uninstall. As all files in /etc/ are treated as conffiles, uninstalling
initscripts would otherwise have no effect.
I expect though, when uninstalling the initscript package, that it is
not active anymore.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (300, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  debianut 2.18                            Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  e2fsprog 1.39+1.40-WIP-2006.11.14+dfsg-2 ext2 file system utilities and lib
ii  libc6    2.3.6.ds1-13                    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base 3.1-23.1                        Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  mount    2.12r-19                        Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  sysvinit 2.86.ds1-38                     System-V-like utilities

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  psmisc                        22.3-1     Utilities that use the proc filesy

-- no debconf information

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