Re: RFC Debian package upgrade with Config::Model
Jonas Smedegaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Even better: Provide a helper tool for packaging scripts to use. That
> would ease later improvements or corner-case fixups.
You mean a dh_install_config_upgrader based on Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Lib?
If yes, that's a good idea. I could even add this new dh_ script to
current libconfig-model-perl package (just like dh_installtex is
provided by tex-common).
> You could then even make it a user choice if it should use a .cds
> extension or a separate tree structure. :-)
You mean a Debian packager choice?
(Since I've been working with Config::Model, I try to make a clear
distinction between upstream project developer, Debian packager and
Debian end user. These are the 3 main kind of people that may interact
> Even if [ /etc is ] by far the most common, config (or config-like)
> files might exist in other locations, like /boot. So I suggest to
> instead use /var/lib/config-model/upgrade/etc/approx/approx.cds for
> same example.
I'll add these points in the package upgrade wiki page.
Jonas, do you maintain packages that would benefit from using
Config::Model during upgrades?
All the best
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