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Re: /etc/mailname

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 04:43:09PM +0000, Sean Neakums wrote:
> >> I would said : what is it with "NOT owning stuff"? Why not a package
> >> like the proposed mta-common ?
> >
> > What is lacking is a mechanism for packages to declare ownership on
> > generated files.
> Why not ship an empty/template file, and have the postinst over-write
> it with the generated contents?  Or is that bad/stupid/wrong?

It's wrong, because with each package upgrade dpkg would put the
empty/template file in place of the good one, and you'd have to generate
it again.

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