Re: Proposal regarding future packaging
23-09-2007, Manoj Srivastava:
>>> It doesn't catch files created by Maintainer scripts?
>> This is the design flaw in those scripts (even in whole package
> I am not sure you have made your case here.
> Currently, using maintainer scripts, it is indeed possible to
> create a configuration file that is referred to by many packages, but
> is owned by none -- so the file survives even though the package that
> created it went away.
> Why is this a design flaw?
Where to find information about those files easily?
Negative search on `dpkg -L *' ?:)
What i mean is absolute freedom in maintainer scripts. Bad freedom, where
scripts can do anything they like. No comprehensive logging/tracing
infrastructure at all, everything is ad hoc.
Also RC scripting. But this is another story, though.