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Bug#2831: timezone conffiles vs. postinst



In article <m0uFhJ7-0002YGC@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>, you wrote:

>If you insist that you're not going to change this then obviously the
>Guidelines are not clear enough and I shall have to edit them to make
>what you're doing clearly forbidden and then reopen the bug report.
>
Please do it if you think it is necessary. But please explain not only
what they are not for but also what they _are_ for.

>If you'd like to explain to me some reasons why I shouldn't do this
>please go ahead.  I'm certainly willing to listen, but I'm afraid I'm
>not going to accept `matter of taste' because I don't think it is an
>answer to my comments, which are based not on taste but on the
>intended use and actual effect of the dpkg conffiles mechanism.

Could you please explain why you think that /etc/passwd from the base package
and /etc/timezone from the timezone package should behave differently?


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