Re: dpkg / apt equivalent to 'rpm -qf'?
John Hasler wrote:
> 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?
In rpm, they're typically not empty - they're full of interesting and
useful comments, and potentially usable defaults. :-)
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