[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#888838: Bug#888838: libxfce4ui-common: xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml not being installed

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Feb 1 08:54:40 UTC 2018

Please keep the bug on CC, even if it's closed.

On Wed, 2018-01-31 at 08:38 +0100, Steve Petruzzello wrote:
> > Removing a conffile is a configuration step by itself. Reinstalling the
> > package won't reinstall a deleted conffile.
> Why this? One would expect the opposite.

Because conffile modification are preserved by package install/upgrade (so you
don't lose your modifications when upgrading, for example), and removing a
conffile is a perfectly acceptable modification, which should be kept.
> I followed this thread by Paul Wise:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2013/05/msg00115.html

> > You can force it by using apt-get --reinstall -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-
> > confmiss" install libxfce4ui-common
> Ok, it did the job. But the obsolete issue still remains:
> dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}\n' | grep obsolete
>  /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml
> 790207e5d25ad049de0ffebde9d19684 obsolete

I'm not sure why it's shown as obsolete on your installation, because it's
definitely not. Also the checksum is wrong:

dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}\n' | grep xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml

What does dpkg -S /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-
shortcuts.xml returns for you?

Is xfce-keyboard-shortcuts installed?

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