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Re: Adam Di Carlo vs debmake

On Wed, Sep 01, 1999 at 06:24:27PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Policy has not always been clear about conffiles vs configuration
> files. Fortunately this is expected to improve some day.

If it's listed in /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.conffiles, it's a conffile.

If you are not the maintainer of the package which registers those
conffiles, and you piss on them without using a documented procedure,
you're violating policy, as well as the integrity of the system.

Is that clear enough for you?

G. Branden Robinson              |   A celibate clergy is an especially good
Debian GNU/Linux                 |   idea, because it tends to suppress any
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |   hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |   -- Carl Sagan

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