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Re: [PATCH] sub directories for /var/lib/dpkg/info

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:

> Just got around to noticing how over-populated my /var/lib/dpkg/info
> directory was getting. Over 2500 files. I think this is mostly due to the
> usr/doc->usr/share/doc transition which is requiring that every new
> package have a postinst and a prerm script. Also, now with debconf adding
> two more files to packages that support it, the directory promises to grow
> even more in woody.

Mine is closer to 4000 :) However, if you are going to do this, you might
as well decrease it further because of the number of packages is pretty big
anyway and we should minimise the number of compatibility breakages.

So perhaps something like




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