Re: dpkg: File missing at postinst (Re: Bug#98419: Postgresql on sid (fwd))
Richard Braakman wrote:
>On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 04:04:16PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
>> One case I can think of where the config file may not get installed
>> (AFAIK + IIRC, but not recently tested):
>> 1. user manually deletes the file.
>> 2. user installs latest version of package.
>> 3. conffile within package has not changed since the last version user had
>> 4. dpkg sees that the conffile has not changed, and does bother reinstalli
>... and this is exactly what would happen if you "remove all traces"
>of the package by removing (but NOT purging) it and then deleting
Does dpkg not consider removal of a conffile to be a change?
>Could that be the problem? In that case it would be fixed by actually
>purging the package.
>(This could be a fairly generic problem -- since apt-get remove
>doesn't purge, any sysadmin who "cleans up" the /etc directory will
>get into this situation with a lot of packages.)
It sounds like a dpkg bug, then. Is it?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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