Re: packages modifying files owned by other packages?
On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 02:20:33AM +0200, David Spreen wrote:
> Hey there,
> I maintain the lids packages for the debian distribution and I am working on
> a lids-configurationtool so this becomes more easy to manage for users.
> What I want to know is, is it allowed to have a configtool, which modifies
> initscripts and configfiles owned by other packages?
This sounds ugly and will probably make problems. I don't think policy
is in favor of that either (for config files, I mean).
Anyway, look at dpkg-divert.
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