Re: converted config file ?
On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 04:30:10AM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> stuff. In the preinst, before that file is replaced, check if there's
> an old-style configfile and if so, copy it to a safe location (i.e.,
that sounds good. I didn't thought of this preinst script...
> Most package maintainers actually don't manage to automatically
> convert conffiles from old styles to new ones; it's a pain and has
> hidden pitfalls. Consider the problem of package downgrade then
> upgrade again. Can be tricky stuff.
But the upstream author has developed a nice convert utility and so why not
using it. An I couldn't handly downgrading anyway. (But I will save a
template config file in /usr/doc for those who will downgrade to this
release from further releases.
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