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Bug#950079: grub-cloud-amd64: prompting due to modified conffiles which were not modified by the user: /etc/default/grub

Control: severity -1 important

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 09:25:28PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed the piuparts
> upgrade test because dpkg detected a conffile as being modified and then
> prompted the user for an action. As there is no user input, this fails.
> But this is not the real problem, the real problem is that this prompt
> shows up in the first place, as there was nobody modifying this conffile
> at all, the package has just been installed and upgraded...

This is actually ucf vs conffile in different packages.

> This is a violation of policy 10.7.3, see
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#behavior,
> which says "[These scripts handling conffiles] must not ask unnecessary
> questions (particularly during upgrades), and must otherwise be good
> citizens."

But this is about conffiles, not scripts.


Conquest is easy. Control is not.
		-- Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror", stardate unknown

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