Re: Configuring a new system that shipped w/ Debian?
On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 09:18:30AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > ahh. it looks like fileutils owns /bin/ls! :)
> > If I were worried about configuring the contents of
> > /bin/ls, I'd be set. :)
> > # dpkg -S /etc/network/interfaces
> > dpkg: /etc/network/interfaces not found.
> > # dpkg -S /etc/resolv.conf
> > dpkg: /etc/resolv.conf not found.
> > # dpkg -S /etc/hosts
> > dpkg: /etc/hosts not found.
> > # dpkg -S /etc/hostname
> > dpkg: /etc/hostname not found.
> > # dpkg -S /etc/passwd
> > dpkg: /etc/passwd not found.
> that seems to indicate that these files aren't owned by any package.
> something like /etc/hostname is no more owned by a package than, say,
> /etc is.
I assumed that they were put there by the "configure" stage of
some package, and that I need to run dpkg-reconfigure on the
right package. Perhaps not -- maybe there is no built-in way
to reconfigure a Debian system.
> i'm not sure *how* they get on the system, but my guess is that
> it's simply part of the install process, as opposed to the
> "package installation" process which occurs after the base
> system is installed.
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