[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#681623: closed by Thomas Hood <jdthood at gmail.com> (Re: Bug#681623: resolvconf: doesn't clean up configfiles)

Christoph Anton Mitterer calestyo at scientia.net
Tue Jul 17 12:05:07 UTC 2012

reopen 681623

Hi Thomas.

>> Apparently resolvconf dropped 
>> /etc/dhcp3/dhclient-enter-hooks.d/resovconf anymore.
>> But it's not removed and still listed by dpkg as part of the 
>> package.
>It does get removed on purge in the postrm.
>It can't be removed earlier than that because it might be in use.

I think you got me wrong,... I'm not talking about purging, but 

As far as I can see:
$ dpkg-deb -x resolvconf_1.67_all.deb .
$ l etc/dhcp3/dhclient-enter-hooks.d/resovconf
ls: cannot access etc/dhcp3/dhclient-enter-hooks.d/resovconf: No such 
file or directory

That file is no longer part of new installations, right? It's also not 
created or copied by the maintainer scripts.

That means that older installations will never have it removed (unless 
the package is purged - but why should one?) unless you use the correct 
debhelper scripts[0], that remove the obsolete config file, if it wasn't 

Therefore reopening,


[0] See e.g.

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