Re: --force-confnew does not behave as expected
On Thu, 05 May 2011, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> According to my understanding of the documentation,
> /etc/init.d/apache2 should be reverted to its original form in the
> package, per the --force-confnew flag, but this does not happen. It
> seems unlikely that this is a bug, and it seems more likely I am
> misunderstanding the documentation and not using the right command,
> so I'm writing to ask for clarification. Please CC me on any reply.
You are misunderstanding the doc indeed, and you should have asked on
email@example.com, not here.
The flag only matters when the package tries to install a new version of
the configuration file, but here you're re-installing the same package
and thus there's no new version of the config file compared to the
You also need --force-confask to force dpkg to re-try installing the file.
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