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What does dpkg do about deleted config files? [Was: Bug#36921: wmaker does not write into /etc/GNUstep/Default/]

On Fri, Apr 30, 1999 at 12:59:37AM +0200, Markus Mohr wrote:

> I managed to delete the whole /etc/GNUstep. Wmaker does create
> /etc/GNUstep/Default on install, but doesn't fill it (tried removing and
> installing several times). Starting gives me:

auch.  All the files in /etc/GNUstep/Defaults/ are tagged as config files. 
As such, if you delete them, dpkg won't restore them... I think.

> bash-2.02$ wmaker
> install: /etc/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker: No such file or directory

Yes, this is the wrapper trying to copy non existant files.

Since you seem to have deleted ~/GNUstep/Defaults/*, too, you can fix this
*purging* wmaker and reinstalling.


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