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

also sprach Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> [2004.10.30.0713 +0200]:
> Having apt-spy dpkg-divert the file in /usr on install, and
> replace it with a symlink to a file in /var/lib, and then update
> the file in /var/lib when invoked seems the obviously correct way
> to deal with this, no?

Why dpkg-divert? Why have a symlink in /usr at all (unless there is
another software that hardcodes the path...)

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