Re: Bug#8814: dpkg: Executable conffiles in /etc/cron.*/ run even if package is deinstalled.
Nicolas Lichtmaier writes ("Bug#8814: dpkg: Executable conffiles in /etc/cron.*/ run even if package is deinstalled."):
> $ l /etc/cron.weekly/man*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 148 Mar 31 1996 /etc/cron.weekly/man*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 255 Feb 26 15:08 /etc/cron.weekly/man-db*
> rc man 2.3.10-18 Display the on-line manual.
> ii man-db 2.3.10-33 Display the on-line manual.
> When a package is removed (not purged) it removes itself from rc scripts,
> and from places like that. However, executable conffiles executed by
> run-parts are still executed. dpkg can chmod -x file or something...
> This can turn into annoying behaviours... in this example, the catpages
> would be created twice!
I think that dealing with this is the responsibility of the package
which creates the /etc/cron.*/ script, not of dpkg, just as packages
which provide /etc/rc*.d/ scripts should check whether they are still
Who is our policy manual editor ? Can this please be mentioned in the
policy manual ?
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