Re: Configuration file update behaviour change options
Ian Jackson <email@example.com> said:
> This is a request for discussion and suggestions. [...]
> I'd like suggestions for a sane option syntax for allowing the person
> who invokes dpkg to set these options.
Is it perhaps sufficient to give the package maintainer the
ability to change these options, but not the package installer;
putting the package maintainer in control of conffile handling
If so, non-default handling behavior could be specified in the
control file or conffiles file if different from the default
(I'd suggest extending the conffiles syntax to cover this).