Re: upgrading /etc/passwd (was Re: List of ... problems for 1.2)
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On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Santiago Vila Doncel wrote:
> > I have still the doubt about which dpkg option (if any) would allow us to
> > be asked even if the package to be installed has the same version number
> > as the currently installed.
> I have had the same need at one time or another. You want to look at the
> conffile in the package, but dpkg doesn't unpack it for one of its
> "reasons". You should be able to extract the single conffile you want from
> the archive, ...
Oh, yes, just "ar x package.deb" and then tar xzvf data.tar.gz etc/passwd
But I was thinking about the end user...
BTW: data.tar.gz contains `.' inside, so that uncompressing it as root on
/tmp messes up its permissions. Could "dpkg --build" behaviour be changed
to *not* include this directory `.' inside the data.tar.gz file? Which is
the `.' usefuleness?
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