Re: Removing former conffiles
On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 11:35:01AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Feb 2006, Frank K?ster wrote:
> > Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Right. The problem is that it's not always easy to know if the file
> > > will no longer be read at all; you can't assume that the administrator
> > > has left in place your default configuration system.
> > Of course the maintainer should know their package. If the binary reads
> > a configuration file in /usr/share/bla, and in the old version there was
> This would be a problem.
Not really, just nonideal; policy even covers it:
|Any configuration files created or used by your package must reside in
|/etc. If there are several, consider creating a subdirectory of /etc
|named after your package.
|If your package creates or uses configuration files outside of /etc,
|and it is not feasible to modify the package to use /etc directly, put
|the files in /etc and create symbolic links to those files from the
|location that the package requires.