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Re: /etc/mailname

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 12:00:18PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> 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.

Yes. And is there a good reason for this file to be a special case ?
It looks like a conffile to me.


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