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Re: Touching a file in another package

On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 06:20:47PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Despite its ugliness, the only proposed solution that works so far is to
> touch the libgstgnomevfs.so file in libgnomevfs2-extra's postinst (and
> the same for other packages providing GnomeVFS methods), so that its
> timestamp changes.

You can provide a proper interface to show that the list needs to be
updated. A file in /var/lib/gnomevfs for example.

> The policy doesn't forbid this, but I don't like the idea of changing
> another package's file, even if it is only for the timestamp. Does
> anyone know of something that would actually be broken by such a
> behavior, or do you think it would it be OK as a temporary workaround?

It will trigger backups and integrity checks.


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