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Bug#3214: purged package has conffiles

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.2.2elf

(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
    Package: miscutils
    Status: purge ok not-installed
    Priority: required
    Section: base
     /etc/fdprm 7213ed72fc15d0184b428cb34df34d2d
     /etc/securetty b2786c62a3aa9a21df2f3e4eb9e42ecd

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

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