[maemo-developers] Optification of already installed packages

From: Jari Tenhunen jari.tenhunen at iki.fi
Date: Sat Oct 10 18:31:01 EEST 2009
On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 12:37:05PM +0300, Ville M. Vainio wrote:
> Anyone done an optification script that does the move-to-opt + symlink
> for already installed packages?
> Naive mind would think it's a trivial operation that should "just
> work", any gotchas?

Debian package management keeps track of which files are owned by which
packages. If you just move the files, it will create havoc. You might be
able to work around the problem with dpkg-divert or similar tricks.

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