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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.

Could be.

-- 
Grant Edwards
grante@visi.com


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