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Re: Registering files at installtion time

Hello Norbert,

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:
> On Die, 20 Sep 2005, Ralf Stubner wrote:
>> Is there any recommended way to register files with dpkg, when these
>> files are created only during installation?
> [...]
>> Storing the fonts in .t1c instead of .pfb format halfs the size of the
>> package, which would be quite nice to have. The problem is that most
>> programs don't understand the .t1c format. Therefore the fonts are
>> converted to .pfb format during installation. This of course means that
>> they are not under dpkg control. They could get overwritten by other
>> packages etc.
> What I did is the following:
> . create empty files instead of the real .pfb files
> . call dh_md5sums
> . change the DEBIAN/md5sums file to contain the real ones

Where do the real ones coming from?

> . build the deb package

Why not build the package the standard way and after dh_md5sums make a
">$file" (truncate the files)?

This is more transparent and the user can see, that the md5sums used are
the correct ones.

Regards, Jörg.
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