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Re: determining package creating group

Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> writes:

> Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
>> This is exactly what I needed -- thanks!
> Great!
>> (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.
>   http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-maintainerscripts.html

Thanks again!

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