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Re: phpmyadmin: upgrade breaks included conffiles from other packages

severity 307275 critical

On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 11:23:15AM +0200, Jelmer Jaarsma wrote:
> Package: phpmyadmin
> Version: 4:2.6.2-1
> Severity: important
> Upon the upgrade of phpmyadmin the apache2.conf was rewritten to only
> include *.conf files from the conf/ subdir. Other packages such as
> gallery and amavis-stats put a symlink there to include their config
> file but they do not end in .conf. As a result their config files will
> be ignored.

Modifying the apache config from phpmyadmin in such a way is just evil.
It can break other applications, and now I read about this, I know the
causes of some bugs on phpbb2 now too. apache2.conf is also a conffile:
only changed by admin, this behaviour would be serious then when done on
one's own conf files, but definitely grave or critical when done on
other, more general packages.

Changing the default way of including in apache from one single web
application package just because you couldn't convince the apache
maintainers of your wishlist change, in a policy violating way, is...


Jeroen van Wolffelaar

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