[pkg-fso-maint] Bug#656221: vala-terminal: does not remove /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator alternative on uninstallation

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Tue Jan 17 14:20:16 UTC 2012

Package: vala-terminal
Version: 1.3-1
Severity: important
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package left unowned files on
the system after purge, which is a violation of policy 6.8 (or 10.8):


Filing this as important as having a piuparts clean archive is a release
goal since lenny.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

0m40.4s ERROR: WARN: Broken symlinks:
  /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz -> /usr/share/man/man1/vala-terminal.1.gz
  /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator -> /usr/bin/vala-terminal
  /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator -> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator
  /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz -> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz

0m42.2s ERROR: FAIL: Package purging left files on system:
  /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator	 not owned
  /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz	 not owned
  /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator	 not owned
  /usr/share/man/man1/x-terminal-emulator.1.gz	 not owned

The alternative needs to be removed in the 'prerm remove'
or 'postrm remove' step.


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