Re: purged package has conffiles
Dirk Eddelbuettel writes ("purged package has conffiles"):
> 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?
Ooops. They should. I *think* there are no serious harmful effects
from this bug.
I've fixed it for dpkg 1.2.4 (which will also remove these spurious
entries from the status file).