Re: design issues in debian packages
On Wed, 19 Dec 2001, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> > You want to have other programs know how to call dpkg, to see if a package is
> > installed? Ew.
> Ew indeed. Especially since the only thing a .d/foo script needs to do to
> avoid running when the package is removed (as oposed to purged) is to test
> -f /usr/sbin/somebinary, for example. Any file not in /usr/share/doc nor in
> /etc, which is not a conffile will do.
Exactly. 2 packages in jboss have problems with even this. All they contain
are conffiles, /usr/share/doc, and then depend on other packages.