hi all, probably not unlike many others, i tend to roll my own named.conf for bind, my own main.cf for postfix, and several other daemons are also configured by hand. every time a (dist-)upgrade updates one of the daemons, it'll ask me whether i want to overwrite my conf-file. i always choose 'no' (obviously), but not after inspecting the diff output very carefully. after all, i want to be informed about new config file options, changes to the defaults, and other such stuff. however, a diff of the debian conf-file versus my own is usually quite confusing. if i had a version of the debian conf-file from the previous package, that would be much easier. would you deem it appropriate to think about a unified format to specify the changes to the debian config files? i was thinking about simply including a diff from the previous version, but that wouldn't work for people who skip a release and update 1.0 -> 1.2 instead of 1.0 -> 1.1 -> 1.2. maybe a separate changelog file for conf-files? or the enforced rule to include such things in the debian changelog. for instance, i could find no information on bind9's (Debian) default change for the auth-nxdomain option, which went from yes to no somewhere in the 9.1 -> 9.2 transition. any thoughts? -- martin; (greetings from the heart of the sun.) \____ echo mailto: !#^."<*>"|tr "<*> mailto:" net@madduck click the start menu and select 'shut down.'
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