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Re: base-files (2.1.6) - installs new directories

On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Collins M.  Ben  wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 02:20:28PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > base-files_2.1.5 had them, base-files_2.1.6 has not. I have just added
> > some extra code in preinst and postinst so that those directories are
> > created again if (and only if) they previously existed in your system.

Please note the "only if" part.

> > As stated in the changelog entries, I've tried to follow the principle of
> > least surprise here.
> You failed to take into account that the user may have deleted them on
> purpose, [...]

I did not fail to take that into account.

Please read base-files.preinst and base-files.postinst.


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