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Re: /var/lib, /var/mail

On Thu, Jul 29, 1999 at 01:20:31PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > I'd say actually that any package using /var/mail should depend on the
> > approprate base-files and we could do this for potato even.
> You would have to use Pre-Depends, because as soon as you
> unpack a mail reader using /var/mail, /var/mail would be used, even
> if base-files has not created the symlink yet.
> I dislike the idea of packages pre-depending on a specific version of
> base-files, this imposes a certain order in the upgrade.
> I think there is no hurry and we should stick to /var/spool/mail for
> potato.

Even if we do this we must still declare the dependency I would imagine.

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