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RE: Re: [update] base-files

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Morrison, John wrote:

> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 02:37:27PM +0100, Morrison, John wrote:
> >> Added mkgroup_l_d check
> >>
> >>
> > <
> > files/md5sum>
> >>
> >> md5sum for base-file-2.0-2.tar.bz2 =
> > 5d112cfd0b17195e7dcef6cc174cb4d1
> >>
> > <
> > files/base-fil
> >> es-2.0-2.tar.bz2>
> >
> > Uploaded.
> >
> > Corinna
> Thanks Corinna.
> Since this only affects new installations should I announce this?
> J.


Is there a particular reason this cannot be used to repair existing
installations at user request (i.e., a flag to force overwriting the user
settings)?  Suppose there was a script that sat in /sbin, for example, so
it wouldn't be called accidentally.  That script could be used to
overwrite user settings (e.g., with a "-f" flag), as well as called by the
postinstall script (with no flags).  Does this sound like a good idea?

This, BTW, brings up another point: /bin contains a lot of things that
shouldn't normally be called by users, such as iu-config (should only be
called once).  Would it make sense to move them to /sbin, for example?  Is
there a particular place for those things in the FHS?
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