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Re: dpkg / apt equivalent to 'rpm -qf'?

I wrote:
> Just off the top of my head I see no reason why these files [created by
> maintainer scripts] could not be included in the package empty and filled
> in by the scripts.  This would identify the files as belonging to the
> package and also allow dpkg to remove them, eliminating the need for the
> postrm to do so.

Thomas Adam writes:
> The overhead in doing this is stupid...

A few dozen bytes in each of those few packages that need it, less any
reduction in the postinst and postrm.

> ...and having a lot of empty files in /etc is just pointless.

Where would any empty files come from?

John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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