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.
When you upgrade the package, the new upstream version will go into:
leaving your modified copy alone.