Re: we need more variation for conffiles
>>"Atsuhito" == Atsuhito Kohda <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Atsuhito> I do not think that there is a perfect solution that can
Atsuhito> handle every situation well, at least it might be difficult
Atsuhito> to find such solution, but I only want some better mechanism
Atsuhito> of conffiles than the current one.
Do we need to change the mechanism, really? Can't the package
ask, in the postinst, to make changes anyway? ideally, the postinst
can make the changes without losing the users local changes. At
worst, the user is informed by the postinst that the new, improved,
fixed postinst lies in /usr/share/doc/<pkg>/something.
You need only ask the user of you detect a broken conffile.
Frankly, by not making scripts conffiles we can go a long way
towards avoiding problems.
And when problems do arise, I think a well written postinst
can fix the issue.
We may need toreexamin the conffile handling in the future, I
am just not convinced that we have been rpesented with a compelling
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