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Re: Correcting directory ownership of /usr/share/omf in Fedora



On Fri, 08 Sep 2006 07:45:32 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> I also note that packages un-owning /usr/share/omf will need to add a
> dependency on scrollkeeper for the directory ownership; many of the
> affected packages will currently only have scriptlet dependencies on
> scrollkeeper.

And Hans later said:
> Indeed, and I wonder of we really want a dependency on scrollkeeper in 
> this packages,

Dunno what the correct answer is.  Technically, the scriptlet
dependencies do ensure that scrollkeeper package will be around when
the current package is installed/erased, and thus proper cleanup
will happen if all packages with stuff in omf are removed.  But if
scrollkeeper package is removed after current package install, omf will
be momentarily unowned in the filesystem.  I kinda wonder if people
really go to the trouble of removing the scrollkeeper package in between
though.

> then we could argue that all packages containing html 
> docs should have a dependency on htmlview, etc.

Maybe.

> Wouldn't it be better to but shared dirs like this into the filesystem 
> package? The same goes for /usr/share/applications and 
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/XxX/apps

Not a bad idea.

I was also asked to start hunting down packages owning dirs already
owned by the filesystem package... :-)

Cheers,
					Christian


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