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bug#14967: 24.3.50; package-delete deletes by trashing?

From: Sebastian Wiesner
Subject: bug#14967: 24.3.50; package-delete deletes by trashing?
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:51:47 +0200

2013/7/30 Glenn Morris <address@hidden>:
> Sebastian Wiesner wrote:
>> Note that the call to "delete-directory" gives t as the 3rd argument,
>> thus allowing for deletion by moving to trash depending on
>> "delete-by-moving-to-trash".
>> Is that intended behavior?  If so, what is the rationale behind it?
> I guess. Don't know. Maybe so you can undo a delete?
> What's the bug?

Well, obviously I consider this behavior a bug.  Trash is no place for
deleted packages.  I mean, does apt-get remove use the Trash?!

Undoing package removal by simply restoring from Trash does not work
reliably anyway, so what's the point of this, despite cluttering the
user's trash can?

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