[Evolution] Re: cleaning up old data

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 12:54:23 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:

On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 23:45 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
After you --purge evo, it should be relatively easy to go into
the gconf editor and zap the whole apps/evolution tree.

So is this a Debian bug?  

This is a blessing, not a bug.

You can't seriously expect normal users to poke around in the gconf
editor to clean up after uninstalled apps.  How are package managers
supposed to handle it?

"apt-get remove --purge" and "dpkg -P" doesn't remove user-wide settings,
it would be a nightmare otherwise. Why would you want to delete them
anyway? Imagine that a company decides to migrate to something else and
turns back to the base app in some time. The sysadmin should configure the
settings of tens or hundreds of users then. I don't want to be at his
place ;-)

Yavor Doganov                   JID: doganov jabber minus273 org
Free Software Association - Bulgaria           http://fsa-bg.org
GNOME in Bulgarian!                         http://gnome.cult.bg

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