Re: conf-file recovery after manual removal of a package
Bruce Perens writes ("conf-file recovery after manual removal of a package"):
> This is a user-friendliness issue: Say I manually remove a package's
> conf-files, for some ill-considered reason. I then try to recover by
> re-installing the package. Dpkg sees that I have removed the conf
> files, sees that the package maintainer has not edited them since my
> last install, and silently doesn't install them. The package doesn't
> Perhaps it should not be silent about this case?
Yes, I think you're right. How about if I have it print
Package's version of `/etc/init.d/halt' has not changed, skipping.
every time it decides, without prompting, not to install a conffile
that the user has edited ?
(If neither the user nor the package maintainer has changed the file
there is little point printing a message.)