Re: determining package creating group
Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
>> This is exactly what I needed -- thanks!
>> (I wasn't aware the postinst scripts were kept around)
> They are used by dpkg-reconfigure to re-configure the package.
> # dpkg-reconfigure foopackage
> That runs the postinst script for the named package in an officially
> supported way. You can also run the scripts manually for some special
> case administration fixes.
Since the packages themselves are kept around, I'd assumed that they
were re-extracted. Never assume, as they say; with a bit of reflection
the fact that you can delete the package and then do a dpkg-reconfigure
implies the scripts *have* to still be there somewhere...
> And here is the full documentation with everything you would ever want
> to know about the internals and programming of them.