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Re: Silly Packaging Problem

On Thu August 10 2006 10:16, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Goswin von Brederlow 
<brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> [2006.08.10.1647 +0100]:
> > How about allowing conffiles to list files that are generated at
> > install time and are not included in the deb?
> You can, but then you run up against policy. You are not allowed to
> touch a conffile with a script.

Is there anything prohibiting an "update-package.list" command?

Would updating /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list files without touching the 
appropriate Installed-Size: field be OK?

Is there any way to get a handle on how much more CPU time and HDD space 
would be used if all packages updated their meta-info at install time?

- Bruce

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