[LUNI] More help with pkg installing: /etc files
maney at pobox.com
Thu Mar 31 01:48:51 CST 2005
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:27:22PM -0600, Stephen Boulet wrote:
> It seems that the installer of debian style packages often does not
> install files in subdirectories of /etc if that subdirectory already exists.
Not unless there's something very wrong.
> For example, I'm missing the files:
> (dpkg -L libapache2-mod-php4 shows these files)
> from libapache2-mod-php4, and reinstalling the package does not put them
> there. I guess I could fool the installer by renaming /etc/apache2
> something else temporarily, but is there a way to override this behavior?
I don't know what's wrong, but your system is *not* working properly.
I just installed mod-php4 on a Sarge machine that had apache2 (and
other mods) but not mod-php4, and it worked as expected, ie., installed
Possibly the package database is messed up - I've seen some weird
symptoms when that happened, though never anything like failing to
install part of a package without any complaints.
There is no greater hoax in this story than the rush
to put young children on computers, in the belief that
it will prepare them for tomorrow's jobs. -- Todd Oppenheimer
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