Re: few questions about .deb
M G Berberich <email@example.com> wrote:
>- Is there an easy way (not ar+tar) to see what files a package will
> install bevor it is installed? (after install 'dpkg -L' will do it)
Yes, 'dpkg -c foo.deb' (--contents). 'dpkg -I foo.deb' (--info) shows
you some other information about the package.
>- If I build a debian-package for a program that needs p.e.
> /var/log/ppplog. Should '/var/log/ppplog' be included in
> 'data.tar.gz' or should I create it in 'postinst' (I need 'postinst'
> in any case to set the rights on '/var/log/ppplog', right?).
A directory, I take it? You can just create it in debian/rules and put
it in the package. With dpkg-dev >= 1.7.0 you can put setuid/setgid
permissions on things in packages, too (previously suidmanager was
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]