>>"Matthew" == Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Matthew> 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.
Matthew> However, if a file is deleted that is not owned by any
Matthew> package, then no package should have a problem with that. I
Sounds like no package did.
Matthew> don't think that's the case for /etc/mailname. I seem to
Matthew> recall having mail sent as 'mjp16@<null>' (yes, entirely
Matthew> literal string) at one point in the dim past, as a result of
Matthew> not having an /etc/mailname.
Heh. If you removed the file, then that is what you wanted,
evidently. The human is god, to user programs (have we already
Matthew> If a package wants a file, it should either own it or depend
Matthew> on a package that does.
That would not help. If you went and removed the file, even if
it was a conffile.
If you remove files from /etc, you ought to know what you are doing.
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