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Re: Upcoming Debian Releases

tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk (Tom Lees)  wrote on 27.05.97 in <[🔎] Pine.LNX.3.95.970527090138.1013C-100000@debian.dd.com>:

> There are ways to avoid this. For example, modify dpkg not to include any
> line with "config=yes" in it in the md5sum of certain files.

This is a troll, right?

Or maybe you have forgotten how conffiles are actually handled:

(old=original install, new=this install, current=possibly edited version)

If old md5 = new md5, ignore new file           (package unchanged)
If old md5 = current md5, install new file      (conffile was not edited)
otherwise, prompt                               (both changed)

Your change would mean that in case 2, dpkg would have to figure out how  
to put the variables from the old script into the new one.

MfG Kai

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