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Re: software updates file in /usr -- policy bug?

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> schrieb:

> For reference, here are two points that came up on IRC:

It's good that you keep us non-chatters informed. However:

>   - The administrator has no place in /usr, it's the package
>     manager's domain.
>   - Tools keep MD5 sums for files installed. When a file in /usr
>     changes, it is usually an indication of something fishy; thus,
>     certain programmes will fire alarms.
> Lastly, the policy promises that /usr can be read-only and
> guarantees software to be fully functional.

Now, where is the possible policy bug?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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