[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#611418: dh_installcatalogs /etc/sgml management

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed Mar 21 13:28:00 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, 21. March 2012 03:45:19 Dave Steele wrote:
> Management of the /etc/sgml directory by dh_installcatalogs typically
> causes the following piuparts error for packages which use the helper:
>      ERROR: FAIL: Package purging left files on system:
>        /etc/sgml      owned by: <...>, xml-core

This is actually a bug in dpkg, see the summary I posted in

IMHO it should be fixed there instead of working around it in other tools.

(For piuparts, we could consider ignoring leftover /etc/{sgml,xml} locally to 
allow more packages to be tested.)


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