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Re: md5sums files

[Russ Allbery]
> Figuring out a better solution for why the files in /var/lib/ispell
> and /var/lib/aspell are excluded from the md5sums generation because
> they change after installation is probably needed if we're going to
> remove creation of those files from control of the packager.

It seems odd to ship files that are expected to change, but aren't
conffiles.  What happens if you either reinstall or upgrade the deb in
question?  I mean, the local changes get overwritten - how is that not
a bad thing?

I've always thought if you have data shipped by a package that will be
changed after the fact, it should be shipped in /usr/lib or /usr/share
and then copied into /var/lib at install time, or as needed.
Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/

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