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Re: /etc/magic: do we need install-magic?

Paolo Molaro <lupus@lettere.unipd.it> writes:

> I'm packaging lzop, a file compressor/decompressor that comes
> with the magic entries to be used by file(1) and I'm sure some
> other packages come with such entries, so I wanted to add them to
> the /etc/magic file, but...
> /etc/magic is a conffile: shouldn't the file package provide
> a install-magic program? Should I file a whishlist bug report on it?

no install-magic program is needed. The magic entries should be added
to the /etc/magic file through the maintainer. This information is
useful even without the package ...


Christian Leutloff, Aachen, Germany         leutloff@sundancer.oche.de  
      http://www.oche.de/~leutloff/         leutloff@debian.org      

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