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Bug#854141: tzdata: purging tzdata leaves dangling /etc/localtime symlink

Control: found -1 2017a-1

On Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:07:33 +0100 Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org> wrote:
> Package: tzdata
> Version: 2016j-2
> Severity: important
> User: debian-qa@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: piuparts
> Hi,
> during a test with piuparts I noticed your package left unowned files on
> the system after purge, which is a violation of policy 6.8 (or 10.8):
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-maintainerscripts.html#s-removedetails
> Filing this as important as having a piuparts clean archive is a release
> goal since lenny.
> >From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):
> 0m36.2s ERROR: FAIL: Package purging left files on system:
>   /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/UTC	 not owned

That bug seems to be still unfixed in the latest version


0m17.0s ERROR: FAIL: After purging files have disappeared:
  /etc/localtime -> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/UTC	 not owned

0m17.0s ERROR: FAIL: Installation and purging test.

This now blocks other packages, like evolution-data-server, from
entering testing.
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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