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Bug#234286: debian-policy: log file should be in packages' file list

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 07:31:15AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> Idea: programs that will make log files should be required to list the
> basic log file (before rotations, etc.) so that dpkg -L package will
> list them, and dpkg -S will find them.

There is no mechanism in dpkg for packages to do this yet, so there's no
point in you filing this request against policy. Sorry. I recommend that
this bug be closed. (I believe that the request is already in dpkg's
huge bug list somewhere, so no need to add to it with a reassign; it's
certainly a reasonably well-known wishlist among the developers.)

If a package attempted to fulfil your request using only the current
mechanisms, then the log file would be erased on every upgrade. This is
why an extension to dpkg is needed.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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