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Re: Packages' use of dpkg-statoverride

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 06:03:18PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Why not just ask in .config and register the override in postinst with
> > --update?
> Because you have a window in time where the file might exist on the
> filesystem with the wrong permissions.

Yes, but this is while the package is in the 'unconfigured' state.  It is not
unusual or unacceptable for a package to be somewhat broken when it has just
been unpacked and not configured.

 - mdz

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