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Re: Packaging Arbitrary Files

When asking questions it is a good idea to state what you are trying
to do up front rather than asking about a specific roadblock.

Packages that aren't in Debian can do whatever they want, including rm
-rf /usr/share/doc, deleting or modifying configuration files,
installing in /opt or whatever.

For apache2 use the conf.d and also take a look at how some PHP based
web applications approach this problem. Some examples that are based
on PHP in Debian include drupal, wordpress, phpmyadmin.

For proftpd, file a bug both in Debian and upstream asking for a
conf.d directory and add a patch if you want it to be fixed sooner.

Probably you should also be looking at systems like puppet, augeas &



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