Bug#312942: asterisk package install croaks with various errors

Robert Lister robl@lentil.org, 312942@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 13 Jun 2005 18:18:41 +0100

> Would it be against policy to merge the asterisk-config and the asterisk
> package? Since Asterisk won't function without configuration files it
> seems overly complicated to have them in their own package.

The steps that Tzafrir sent me seems to have fixed my problem in that all
the config files are now in place and with the correct permissions.
(During install #1 it complained about an error when running chmod 
asterisk.asterisk on something but unfortunately I didn't note what.)

I imagine the reason the packages are seperate is to allow for users that 
may have existing config files and to avoid clobbering them when they update 
the asterisk package.

If I get time, then I will try to reproduce the problem with the install and
work out exactly what went wrong.

I think part of the problem may have been that I copied over the users from
the old box into /etc/passwd so there may have already been an asterisk user
and/or group which might have confused it during the install.