Coin, Julian Gilbey wrote:
with an appropriate warning in the Description field.
This field is not meant to be used for communication with our users and as a DD you should know that well. This would also not help people migrating, as they would have no reason to reread the package description. NEWS.Debian is a proper place but in this case would be too late. debconf is a solution but i'd rather a real fix than such an annoying message. From my point of view, purging an obsolete package is perfectly legitimate and i never had any problem with this before. After reading apache2.2-common.postrm i see no easy way as it is not based on package file ownership. Fortunately only symlinks in config subdirs are removed, and not all logs (only certain patterns); thus httpd.conf is probably the most problematic lost file. I guess this is all dead for unstable but a stable upload may introduce some mechanism without recreating an apache2.2-common package. Regards. -- Marc Dequènes (Duck)
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