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Re: Touching a file in another package

* Josselin Mouette (joss@debian.org) [070603 18:46]:
> 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.

Why don't you check for updates on another file as well, and just touch

> 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?

I would recommend to create some script as part of the former package,
even if this script is currently as short as
touch /usr/..../libgstgnomevfs.so


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