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When I do apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data, not all of it's contents are installed under /etc/usb_modeswitch.d. I looked inside package and wasn't able to understand how could it be -- there were no special filtering of package contents visible to me.

I'm using Debian Squeeze and package in question is usb-modeswitch-data:20100826-1+squeeze0.

Can somebody explain this effect?

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closed as too localized by Gilles, warl0ck, jasonwryan, jw013, Shawn J. Goff Oct 28 '12 at 15:54

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Things inside /etc won't get override by default, I think you might removed stuff in /etc/usb_modeswitch.d "accidentally",

Looks like you fixed the problem already, but next time try use dpkg -L usb-modeswitch-data usb-modeswitch to see if these files belong to that package and see if it exists or not

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You can list the content of the debian packages like this :

  • installed packages : dpkg -L package_name
  • not installed packages apt-file list package_name
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Sorry, not quite understand how it answers my question :) Package is reported as installed by dpkg/apt, it's just that not all of it's files are installed. – Victor Sorokin Oct 22 '12 at 20:07

I must take my question back, after I did dpkg --purge usb-modeswitch-data usb-modeswitch and then apt-get install usb-modeswitch-data, all of the package contents were installed into proper place.

Must be some glitch on dpkg side or, more probably, me overlooking something.

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