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Re: Who owns /etc/default/locale?


On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 21:42:34 +0100, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 18:43 +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> > [....]
> > > I have question which is directly related: shouldn't a package own and
> > > declare all the configuration files that it uses, even if it doesn't
> > > install or modify it?
> > [...]

Ideally yes, and while we are at it not only configuration files, but I
don't think it makes sense to open a bug or draft a policy proposal if
dpkg does not support this.

> > No. Not all configuration files can be managed as dpkg conffiles.
> I did not wrote that all configuration file should be conffiles : I
> wrote that all (well known) configuration files should be tracked.
> Some configuration files are used by packages but they aren't declared
> anywhere. Also, as I mentioned, those file aren't necessarily removed by
> the package when it is purged.



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