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Re: May packages rm -rf subdirectories of /etc/ ?

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 02:07:35PM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 13:46, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > I see this as totally bogus.  Either the conffile is shared or it isn't.
> > If it's shared then the packages involved know this
> Package foo which eliminates /etc/foo.conf doesn't "know"
> that there is not some other package, bar, which Depends
> on foo and uses /etc/foo.conf .  That's the problem.  See
> #108587 for additional discussion.

That's a red herring. It doesn't know that there isn't some other package
that uses one of its binaries either. What should it do when one of them
becomes obsolete -- leave it hanging around just in case?

If package B depends on something that is no longer present in package A,
package B is buggy, and needs to be updated (even if only with a versioned
depends on an older A).


Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
Beware of a tall blond man with one black shoe.

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