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RE: /etc/mailname

On Tue, 26 Mar 2002, Santiago Vila wrote:

> Yves Arrouye wrote:
> > [ about /etc/mailname ].
> > But some package should own it yes.
> It has never been a requirement that every file in the system
> should be owned in the "dpkg -S" sense by some package.

However, if a file is deleted that is not owned by any package, then no
package should have a problem with that.  I don't think that's the case for
/etc/mailname.  I seem to recall having mail sent as 'mjp16@<null>' (yes,
entirely literal string) at one point in the dim past, as a result of not
having an /etc/mailname.

If a package wants a file, it should either own it or depend on a package
that does.

#include <disclaimer.h>
Matthew Palmer

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