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

On Sun, 11 May 1997, Ian Jackson wrote:

> 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
> installed.

1) There's no easy/fast way for a script to check the status of its
package (grep through the whole status file?).

2) It would be needed to have this fixed in *lots* of packages, and many
newly created packages may have this problem, or handle this in a buggy
way. If it gets fixed in dpkg somehow.. well... no more trouble.

Nicolás Lichtmaier.-

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