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Re: moving conffiles

I brought up this discussion quite a few weeks ago.  There was a
suggestion or two, but there was not an effective suggestion for
renaming a file, while keeping all of the properties of conffile,
keeping the currently installed conffile iff the user modified the

Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> writes:

> Is there anything special that needs to be done when changing the
> filenames of conffiles, to ensure that either the old conffile gets
> removed, and that the new conffile inherits changes the user made to the
> old?
> I know there was some discussion on this a few weeks back. I'm looking for
> advise from a maintainer who has successfully renamed a conffile in the
> past.

Kevin Dalley

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