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Bug#143701: apt-localepurge: ja man pages are in package j2sdk1.3

On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 07:53:35PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Paul Seelig <pseelig@Uni-Mainz.de> cum veritate scripsit:
> > It bothers me to no end that people rather want to clean up what is nothing
> > more than a glorified /bin/rm instead of fixing what in the end  would
> > enhance Debian's standrad mechanisms (update-alternatives, et al.).
> Ignoring random errors would be worse.
> Propose a better mechanism.
I've just changed localepurge to only delete files instead of complete 
subdirectories making it keep all non files contained in them.  This 
includes all symlinks in question and  should take care of the underlying

I still do maintain the opinion that update-alternatives needs to be made 
more robust in case of broken symlinks. I was bitten by the very same 
problem before localepurge ever existed. Therefore i won't close this bug 
with my next upload because the actual solution has to be found within
> I've got an impression that apt-localepurge probably
> needs something close to a divertion mechanism, to make it
> sanely work, or it needs to change the
> timing at which it tries to remove the files.
I think that dpkg needs a feature to exclose parts of a package from 
installation.  This will be the very time when localepurge will be removed 
from Debian because it will by then be obsolete.  There is BTW no gain 
from changing any timing because localepurge is the very last thing 
executed after every package has already been installed and configured.

                                    Thanks, P. *8^)
     ------------ Paul Seelig <pseelig@uni-mainz.de> --------------
   African Music Archive - Institute for Ethnology and Africa Studies
   Johannes Gutenberg-University   -  Forum 6  -  55099 Mainz/Germany
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