Bug#234066: xserver-xfree86: XF86Config-4 file not being used correctly
no i did not notice that particular entry, it does not however help. I
do not seem to have a XF86Config-4.dpkg-old file to revert to, so if I'm
reading that right, i'm just sol, and i'd have to uninstall and
reinstall xserver-xfree86 (and everything that depends on it) to get
debconf to manage it again? if that's the case, that sounds like a bug
in and of itself.
On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 02:08:32AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 12:22:54PM -0500, Luke Schierer wrote:
> > Package: xserver-xfree86
> > Version: 4.3.0-2
> > Severity: important
> > reportbug seems to have grabed more information than I know what is,
> > hopefully its stuff you all want it to be grabbing. I'm sorry for the
> > resulting size of the email.
> > specifically i want to draw something to your attention: my
> > XF86Config-4 file doesn't match the debconf settings. this is because
> > when I found X wasn't matching the config after the upgrade to 4.3, i
> > tried to reconfigure the package, and it didn't re-write the file,
> > even when i tried moving it out of the way first.
> Have you read the NEWS item about the change to config file handling?
> xfree86 (4.2.1-11) unstable; urgency=medium
> * The following configuration files use a new, MD5-checksum-based method of
> - /etc/X11/X
> - /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
> - /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
> This new method attempts to detect changes to these files, and if they are
> modified by the user, the files will be ignored by the packaging system
> henceforth. The debconf region markers (e.g. "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION")
> formerly used in Xwrapper.config and XF86Config-4 are no longer used, are
> disregarded if present, and will not be newly written.
> The debconf templates in the xserver-common, xserver-xfree86, and
> xserver-xfree86-dbg packages (the latter shares all of its templates with
> xserver-xfree86) having to do with whether or not files on the disk should
> be overwritten have been removed, and are unregistered in the new
> packages' pre-installation scripts.
> In the event that you have customized these configuration files, and have
> neglected both to correct debconf's notion of whether it should manage
> those files, and (in the case of Xwrapper.config and XF86Config-4) have
> not removed the "debconf region markers" before upgrading to xfree86
> 4.2.1-10 or later, backups are made and stored in the same directory, with
> the suffix ".dpkg-old".
> See the Debian X FAQ at <http://people.debian.org/~branden/xsf/FAQ> or in
> the file /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz after this upgrade is
> complete for more information on the Debian XFree86 packages' new method
> of handling these configuration files.
> -- Branden Robinson <email@example.com> Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:07:11 -0500
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