Re: Bug#8814: dpkg: Executable conffiles in /etc/cron.*/ run even if package is deinstalled.
On Sun, 11 May 1997, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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 ?
That's me. I'll include it in the next release of the Policy Manual.
-- Christian Schwarz
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