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Re: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/ may not be conffile ?

Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:

> Policy states:

>      *Application defaults* files have to be installed in the directory
>      `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/'. They are considered as part of the
>      program code. Thus, they should not be modified and should not be
>      tagged as *conffile*. If the local system administrator wants to
>      customise X applications globally, the file `/etc/X11/Xresources'
>      should be used.

> Seems to me that /etc/X11/Xresources could become a mess of stuff.  If the
> app-defaults file were a conffile, then if it changed in a new release of
> the package users who made changes would be warned.  As it is, a user who
> made change has to check this by hand (how?) at every upgrade.
> Hmmm... Reminds me of slackware.

Use local diversions.  

  dpkg-divert  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Foo

When you upgrade the package, the new upstream version will go into:


leaving your modified copy alone.


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