Re: purging: what should be deleted ? (fwd)
On 18 Apr 1999, John Hasler wrote:
> Can dpkg tell the difference between the package that creates a directory
> and one that merely puts a file in it?
Well, that would depend on the order in which the packages were installed.
Consider Packages A and B that install things in /usr/foo. If A is
installed first, then A creates /usr/foo and puts files in it. Then,
later, B puts files there, too. But if B is installed first, then B
creates /usr/foo; A installed later just puts files in there. I don't
think creator is a useful criteria for having total control over a
YMMV, I'm not yet a maintainer ;>
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