Re: Proposal to improve package configuration upgrades
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On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 01:53:02PM +0100, Dominique Dumont wrote:
>The other day, I was upgrading cups and dpkg did ask me the usual way
>if I wanted to keep my cups config file or take the upstream version.
>Like always, I asked for a diff and was quite puzzled because I did
>not remember anything about editing this file. Then I remembered that
>I did a modification through cups admin web interface.
>Previous common story you might say. But for a casual user (like my
>mother-in-law which now use Debian Lenny ;-) ), this can be
>- I did modify the config through a nice web interface
>- during the upgrade, I either have to look at all the gory details of
> the config file or I have to loose my configuration.
>So I was thinking that this is a typical case where the upgrade could
>be smoothly handled by Config::Model.
>Either in automatic mode where user data and upstream modifications
>are merged (*) or in manual mode where the graphical (or curses)
>interface is fired up so the user can check what's going on.
>Of course, I (ou we) would need to integrate Config::Model in debconf
>for this to work.
>What do you think about this ?
Augeas seems to gain momentum.
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