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Re: How to register files as a part of a package?

On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 03:35:20PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jul 2002, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 02:29:40PM +0100, Sam Vilain wrote:
> > > How do I register a delivered file as belonging to a package in a
> > > postinst/preinst script?
> >
> > Afaik you cannot. I assume
> > echo filename >> /var/lib/dpkg/info/foo.list
> > would be an rc-bug.
> It would.

Maybe we need a dpkg-adopt <filename>. I would like for packages to be able to
claim ownership of files that wern't necessarily in the original deb

This would solve the dpkg -S problem people complain about every now and
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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