Bug#239271: xserver-xfree86: [debconf] do modified config-file check at beginning of config script
--On Sonntag, Januar 14, 2007 23:22:50 +0100 Brice Goglin
About 3 years ago, you reported a bug to the Debian BTS regarding the
maintainer scripts not checking whether the config files were modified
by the user. Did you reproduce this problem recently? If not, I will
close this bug in the next weeks.
I just checked on an installation of "testing" (last update around Jan 07),
with "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" (I am not using xfree86 anymore). The
program writes to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but copies the old config to a
timestamped file and gives a warning about it.
Thats probably the best thing it could do :-)
Very nice, this is obsoletes my wishlist entry.
PS: I also tried "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" but it just quits after
a few seconds.