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Re: How to properly move a file from a .deb to another one ?

swin von Brederlow a écrit :
>> *BUT* note that /usr/share/doc/httrack/html is actually a simlink to
>> ../../httrack/html (the reason is BUG 362836, which pointed that
> You mean ../../../httrack/html, right?

No, this is ../../html (jumping two levels teleports you to /usr/share - the html level does not count :p)

> If /usr/share/doc/httrack/html is a symlink then you should not have
> any files in it in the deb.

Correct - and there are definitely files in this directory.

> You did something seriously wrong there to
> make this happen, like create the link in preinst but also have the
> dir in the package or something.

I think the problem is that the webhttrack.files contained a "usr/share/doc/httrack/html/server" line (instead of "usr/httrack/html/server"), and the dh_* scripts saw it as a "true" directory.

Darn, this is a vicious packaging bug.. playing with the <new-preinst upgrade old-version> might be the solution to kick the simlink ?

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