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Re: rpms/ettercap/devel ettercap.spec,1.4,1.5

Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 06:51:57 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:

>> Michael Schwendt wrote:

>> > Making a file %ghost, when multiple packages use the alternatives
>> > system for a shared set of paths, would be wrong.

>> I disagree, I've done it, and it works just fine.  I've advocated that
>> all alternatives-using-packages (particularly jpackage ones) use this
>> technique.

> Now you've got N packages which pretend they own a file/symlink. 

That's as it should be, imo.  You would rather the file/symlink be unowned?

> The alternatives symlink is a configuration value and doesn't belong into
> any package. The admin could also point the symlink to something in
> /usr/local, and you don't want to remove his customisation when an rpm is
> uninstalled.

Stuff done outside of rpm is done by a local admin at their own risk.

-- Rex

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