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Re: unaccounted for X files

So these files are created when installing the package, but the package 
system doesn't know about them? And when the package is removed, these files 
won't be removed? I would have thought that every file created with Debian 
tools (dpkg, debconf, etc.) would be accounted for.

Is it not true that these should be accounted for?


On Wednesday 12 March 2003 11:46 pm, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 02:29:28PM +0100, Frank Murphy scrawled:
> > There are some files which I imagine are part of one of the X client or
> > server packages, but they are unaccounted for in dpkg. I imagine that
> > these could be marked as conffiles. Is there a reason that dpkg shouldn't
> > know about these?
> >
> > $ dpkg -S /etc/X11/X /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
> > /etc/X11/default-display-manager
> > dpkg: /etc/X11/X not found.
> > dpkg: /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 not found.
> > dpkg: /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config not found.
> > dpkg: /etc/X11/default-display-manager not found.
> None of these files are actually shipped - /etc/X11/X is a symlink
> created automatically, depending on which X server packages are
> installed and selected, XF86Config-4 is created by dexconf, xf86cfg, or
> xf86config, Xwrapper.conf is created by debconf, and
> default-display-manager is an alternative created by any of the display
> managers - gdm, xdm, kdm, etc.
> As such, none of them are shipped with any of the actual XFree86
> packages.
> Hope that helps,
> :) d

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