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

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Mon Mar 26 04:21:28 CET 2007

On Sat, 24 Mar 2007, Michael Biebl wrote:
> When deinstalling/purging initscripts, the symlinks in /etc/rcS.d,rc0.d
> and rc6.d are not removed.

Messing with those has a critical effect on the ability to shutdown or
reboot the system.  I don't know if we can change that, even for purging.

> Imo these symlinks should not only be removed on purge but also on
> uninstall. As all files in /etc/ are treated as conffiles, uninstalling

They are configuration data. That *cannot* be removed on uninstall, period.

If a uninstall-install cycle doesn't leave you exactly where you were re.
configuration, a package has a serious bug.

> I expect though, when uninstalling the initscript package, that it is
> not active anymore.

It should not be, and if it is we have to fix that... in such a way that
NONE of the /etc stuff gets removed or modified on uninstall.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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