Bug#454329: tetex-base -- Doesn't purge all files after piuparts Install+Upgrade+Purge test
I've got a question regarding a fix for the piuparts test release
goal. Kumar who reported the bug redirected us to you.
Kumar Appaiah <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > /etc/texdoctk/texdoctk.dat owned by: tetex-base
>> > /etc/texmf/updmap.d/10tetex-base.cfg owned by: tetex-base
>> I'm a bit puzzled about the two files which are still owned by
>> tetex-base after purging the package. Isn't that a bug in dpkg?
> This could be possible, though I am unsure. Also, I think the
> ownership of the file is being reported by piuparts; that is, piuparts
> records the package to which each file belongs.
This is true, it's not dpkg's fault.
But here comes the real question to you, Luk:
>> On the other hand, I have a question regarding 10tetex-base.cfg.
>> tetex-base is now only a transitional package. We already have code in
>> the TeXLive packages which "handles" this file: It is made ineffective,
>> but renamed into 10tetex-base.cnf.obsolete.
>> This was done on purpose, because this conffile might contain local
>> changes which are still valuable for the local admin, although there's
>> no way for an automatic taking over to some "current" conffile.
>> I feel that this should be a valid reason to keep a file around after a
>> transition. Did you discuss similar situations in the context of this
>> release goal? Whom could I ask for advice?
And Kumars main answer was to ask you...
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