Re: preferred method for coexistence of debconf- and manual parts in conf[ig ]files?
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:01:35AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 03:03:24PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> > Put the information from the debconf database into the file, but between
> > markers ### begin DEBCONF section for $package... ### end DEBCONF
> > section for $package. So an admin can add his customization before or
> > after that, and upon dpkg-reconfigure or an upgrade only the part
> > between the markers will be changed.
> > Is this concept o.k.? I couldn't find anything in the policy about that.
> It's a cop-out.
Just for reference: exim4 uses another form of cop-out, also not
perfect, but without surprisingly overwritten files in /etc..