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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

Adam Klein wrote:
> This is for proper compatibility with lpr.  There can be a case when lprng
> is removed, but the conffiles (in this case, the init script) stay.  As both
> lprng and lpr provide a /usr/sbin/lpd binary, an extra check is neccessary.
> If you have a better suggestion, please let me and the lprng maintainer
> know.

You might try checking a different file, say /usr/lib/mime/packages/lprng.
Then if people really want to delete the docs (or dpkg some day becaomes
able to optionally not install them), it'll still work.

see shy jo

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