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Re: purging: what should be deleted ? (fwd)

On 17-Apr-99, 23:24 (CDT), Will Lowe <harpo@UDel.Edu> wrote: 
> try "dpkg -S /" ... on my system,  this isn't owned by any package.
> even more interesting to try "dpkg -S /etc" ... about 40 packages claim to
> own the /etc directory. :)

Well, conceptually, as far as dpkg is concerned, packages don't own
directories in the same way they own files. That's just the list of
packages that put files in /etc.

As I'm sure you knew, Will, based on the :). But since this is


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