Re: Moving conffiles between packages, redux
On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 08:08:19PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 02:50 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > How often do you think this shall be needed in this release
> > cycle? Writing a general purpose dh_tool, and getting it tested, is
> > not a simple task (though of course, if you feel the need to scratch
> > that itch, far be it for me to stop you).
> Its not just this release cycle though: In any release there are at
> least two versions of dpkg to consider w.r.t. moving conf-files around.
> So I wasn't proposing that a specific tool be written urgently, but
> rather that we consider having one as a standard, and its behaviour can
> be adjusted to handle the current previous-release, current-release
> pairing of dpkg correctly to facilitate such moves.
But from etch onwards, the job consists of putting the file in a
different package and adding a Replaces. There'd be nothing for a
debhelper program to do. Sure, maybe a year ago it would have been worth
it - but it's now too late to bother.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]