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. Ansgar