Re: Gnorba files in /etc are conffile? (was: bubblemon: Files in etc not marked as conffiles)
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 03:39:47PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 07-Feb-02, 14:14 (CST), Bernd Eckenfels <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 07:45:33PM +0000, Malcolm Parsons wrote:
> > > bubblemon contains files in /etc that are not marked as conffiles.
> > > This violates a must in Debian Policy, so is a Serious bug.
> That is completely untrue. What it says is that files in /etc/ should
> be configuration files, which must be treated specially to avoid losing
> local modifications when the package is upgraded (or removed but not
> purged). One easy way to do that is mark it as a conffile, but it is
> not the only way (and, if the files are created or modified by the
> maintainer scripts (e.g. most uses of debconf), not the right way).
I believe that the sense of "contains" used in the bug report means
"contains in the .deb". While the language could have been improved, in
that particular case it does indeed mean that the files must be
Colin Watson [email@example.com]