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Bug#2828: PATCH] check dev/inode before removing old files on upgrade

On Wed, Oct 13, 1999 at 06:22:27PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Ben Collins wrote:
> > Then making the /usr/doc become a symlink to /usr/share/doc (and all the
> > moving invloved with it) should be in a base package that depends on
> > _that_ version of dpkg (most likely basefiles itself).
> However packages are already using this solution and it is (almost) policy.
> I would rather continue using that solution and not adding a dependency
> to a specific dpkg or base-files version to every package..
> Wichert.

Note, that the current method works well with this solution. The postinst
and prerm don't act if what they find exists or is not a symlink,


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