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Re: Silly Packaging Problem

also sprach Michael S. Peek <peek@tiem.utk.edu> [2006.08.09.1322 +0100]:
> It seems that Debian doesn't care about keeping up with files
> created dynamically via install scripts.  For instance, I can type
> 'dpkg -S /etc/papersize', and I get back 'dpkg: /etc/papersize not
> found.'

Yes, /etc/papersize is not installed by dpkg.

> Is this correct, or is there a way to assign package ownership of
> dynamically-created files?

No, at least not for /etc. You could install the file, the overwrite
it, but files installed to /etc by dpkg are conffiles and those must
not be touched programmatically, according to policy.

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