Bug#2831: timezone conffiles vs. postinst
firstname.lastname@example.org writes ("Bug#2831: timezone conffiles vs. postinst"):
> I don't want to change it unless I'm still missing something obvious. As
> it is now, you shouldn't have seen that prompt and you shouldn't ever see
> it again unless you did something which bypassed my layout.
> The file /etc/timezone in my opinion must be a conffile and I don't want
> to change that.
I'm puzzled, I have to admit. Why do you want to include the file in
the .deb file at all ? It seems to me that the best thing would be
just to manage it entirely using the postinst.
If you create the file in the postinst, rather than putting it in the
.deb file and listing it in conffiles, you can do exactly what you
want to do without dpkg ever interfering.