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Re: Packages' use of dpkg-statoverride

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> What if the user has already configured a statoverride for the program, before
> even installing the package (or using an earlier version, etc.)?  Should the
> config script even ask the question, or skip it?

I'd say skip it. dpkg-statoverride --list should prove useful here.

(OTOH, you man not want to skip it if the package is being 
dpkg-recofigure'd (.config's $1 will == "reconfigure").)

> Also, should the statoverride be removed when the package is purged (as far as
> I know, dpkg doesn't try to do this)?

dpkg-statoverride --remove foo in the postrm, guarded on $1 = purge?

see shy jo

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