Bug 5390 - FEATURE? rpm -e <pkg> doesn't remove compresses manpages.
FEATURE? rpm -e <pkg> doesn't remove compresses manpages.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-27 05:29 EDT by thomas.steudten
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-27 11:31:12 EDT
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Description thomas.steudten 1999-09-27 05:29:15 EDT
I think it should be a feature:
rpm -e <pkg> doesn't remove compressed manpages. man can
handle compressed manpages, so the better way is:
a) setup compressed manpages in packages or
b) add flag to rpm to remove compressed manpages.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-27 11:31:59 EDT
Rpm removes *only* files that are in a package's file list. If you
want generated man pages to go away, set up a daily cron job that
automagically removes files older then N days.

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