Bug#3214: purged package has conffiles
(I first sent this to debian-devel and not here.)
I installed fdutils-4.3-1 and getty-1.0-4 which finally replaced whatever I
had left from the now deceased miscutils package which was therefore purged.
Quite amazing actually how well the package dependency scheme works.
The only thing that worries me a little is that two conffiles still seem to
belong to miscutils even though miscutils was automagically purged
miles:~ [root] # dpkg -s miscutils
Status: purge ok not-installed
and, more worrying, also belong to two other packages. The login package took
over /etc/securetty, and getty took over /etc/fdprm. So shouldn't they be
removed from the miscutils status display?
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd