Re: dpkg / apt equivalent to 'rpm -qf'?
- To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: dpkg / apt equivalent to 'rpm -qf'?
- From: John Hasler <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 10:37:49 -0500
- Message-id: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <20040824132808.GJ23028@edulinux.homeunix.org> (Thomas Adam's message of "Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:28:08 +0100")
- References: <email@example.com> <20040824121133.GD23028@edulinux.homeunix.org> <20040824124957.GA9927@csail.mit.edu> <20040824125441.GH23028@edulinux.homeunix.org> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20040824132808.GJ23028@edulinux.homeunix.org>
> 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?
email@example.com (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill