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Re: Hidden files

On 6/6/06, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:47:10AM +0200, Klaus Ethgen <Klaus@Ethgen.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> more and more packages use hidden files in /usr. I see this as an error.
> But before making a bug report for such packages I wish to ask if this
> is intended or really a bug? Some of the files are in the package some
> are created in postinst and not registered to any package. I see ANY
> hidden file in /usr as a bug which should be fixed!
> Packages are:
> - firefox
> - libnss3-0d or libxul0d (/usr/lib/xulrunner/.autoreg)

I can speak for these two. This is not a bug but an intended feature. It
helps component registration on upgrade. The file could be renamed, but
that means modifying mozilla's code. Not that we don't already modify

What about an upstream 'feature' request?

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