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Re: Bug#75868: man-db: Does man-db responsible for /var/cache/man? (fwd)

On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 10:19:35AM +0200, Shaul Karl wrote:
> The following is probably a dpkg or policy matter that I do not understand. 
> Can you explain it to me?
> [10:12:54 /tmp]$ dpkg -S /var/cache/man
> dpkg: /var/cache/man not found.

See the relevant bits from /var/lib/dpkg/info/man-db.postinst:


if      [ -d $catdir ]
then    echo "  Removing catpages as well as $catdir hierarchy."
        rm -rf $catdir 2>/dev/null || true

install -d -g root -m 02755 -o man $catdir

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > If man-db is responsible for /var/cache/man then dpkg should know about it.
> No.

Actually, he means that it is not necessary for dpkg to know about a
directory that a package is responsible for -- the package can create it and
remove it in its p* scripts. As man-db does in this case.

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