Re: timezone -> timezones (why?)
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On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Joost Kooij wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > The other solution I proposed is to create a dummy timezone package,
> > version "99". This package would be completely *empty*, so that purging it
> > would not remove any conffile at all.
> How about a basefiles.postinst that checks the system and _edits_ dpkg's
> database? All that needs to be done is to remove all references to an
> obsoleted package.
It is not base-files' job to fix bugs in other packages.
[ Moreover, no package is allowed to touch dpkg's internal database.
That would be a real *dirty* hack compared to the proposed timezone_99 ].
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