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Re: [PATCH] added --force-* options for conffile handling

On Mon, Oct 11, 1999 at 05:01:58PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Ben Collins wrote:
> > I've actually had a better notion which involves a version tag in the conffile.
> This is an interesting idea, but it assumes conffiles can have comments in
> them, and it smells like a hack to me.
> I think it'd be much better if the version info was put in the
> DEBIAN/conffiles file. So it would have something like:
> /etc/pdmenurc 1.0.0
> This might be a problem if there were conffilenames with spaces in them,
> though.

If the conffile can't have a comment, then most likely all of it's changes will
affect the setup in a certain severity greater than negligible. I thought about
the version in the conffile, and it will probably work since we don't really
support spaces in names anyway for the md5sums file (I think).

I'll look into the version placement in the .conffile though.


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