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Re: Why is help so hard to find?

On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Judging from further discussion, it looks like the reason why I've
> never seen this is that I routinely purge deinstalled packages on
> all my systems and most of the problems are with packages that have
> been deinstalled but not purged and have obsolete init scripts. I
> wonder if we should suggest people consider doing that before the
> upgrade if they don't have any old configuration files around that
> they care about.

A possible hack would be to have insserv ignore any initscripts which
are conffiles which when run without options exit with zero status.
But this probably has some ugly consequences which aren't totally
obvious to me right this second.

Don Armstrong

"There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX.
We don't believe this to be a coincidence."
 -- Jeremy S. Anderson

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