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Re: Moving_Installed_Files

> On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 06:59:11PM +0000, Cousin Stanley wrote:
>> Greetings .... 
>>   If I move installed files from their original 
>>   apt-get install target locations, is there a
>>   a simple way to redirect the package managers
>>   to cope with these path changes for future 
>>   updates/upgrades of a particular package ?

On 2004-09-02, Stefan O'Rear <stefanor@cox.net> wrote:
> man dpkg-divert
  From a shell script I used a set of the following commands 
  which added the moved file list to /var/lib/dpkg/diversions ....
      dpkg-divert --divert new_path --add old_path
  dpkg -L package-name .... lists the old and new 
                            diverted file paths {ok}

  Viewing the package in  aptitude  looks normal,
  e.g. flags it as installed, not broken ....
  However, the  KPackage  Files tab still flags
  each of the moved files with a red X ....
  I've never actually used  KPackage  for installs,
  but find it convenient and useful for viewing
  and information ....
  Is it necessary to try to sync KPackage 
  against the diversions ?

Cousin Stanley
Human Being
Phoenix, Arizona

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