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Re: Bug#8814: dpkg: Executable conffiles in /etc/cron.*/ run even if package is deinstalled.

Nicolas Lichtmaier writes ("Bug#8814: dpkg: Executable conffiles in /etc/cron.*/ run even if package is deinstalled."):
> $ l /etc/cron.weekly/man*
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       148 Mar 31  1996 /etc/cron.weekly/man*
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       255 Feb 26 15:08 /etc/cron.weekly/man-db*
> rc  man             2.3.10-18      Display the on-line manual.
> ii  man-db          2.3.10-33      Display the on-line manual.
>  When a package is removed (not purged) it removes itself from rc scripts,
> and from places like that. However, executable conffiles executed by
> run-parts are still executed. dpkg can chmod -x file or something...
>  This can turn into annoying behaviours... in this example, the catpages
> would be created twice!

I think that dealing with this is the responsibility of the package
which creates the /etc/cron.*/ script, not of dpkg, just as packages
which provide /etc/rc*.d/ scripts should check whether they are still

Who is our policy manual editor ?  Can this please be mentioned in the
policy manual ?


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