Guillem Jover writes:
> In any case, I looked the other day into implementing the
> --map-pathname option for dpkg-query, and I've got most of the code
> ready. The problem is that this requires adding support for config
> files and config fragments to dpkg-query, which has the additional
> problem of making it possible to mess with the --showformat option
> and breaking the expectations from maintscripts, for example. The
> other problem is with the search behavior changing depending on the
> packages providing those mappings being installed (because dpkg would
> certainly not provide them).

So who should provide them?  debootstrap?  base-files?

The correct long-term fix is probably for packages to eventually install
to the location in /usr anyway.  That doesn't work without some
transition period of 1-2 releases though.


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