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Re: Does dpkg-divert work on conf files?

On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 08:16:41PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 11:58:49AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > You are not supposed to divert conffiles, period.
> [snip]
> This doesn't answer the question "Does it work or not?". :)
> FWIW, I don't like that, conffiles should be handled just like any other
> file is.

It doesn't work well. That is because there are too many complexities
involved with this. Dpkg assumes that only one package "owns" a conffile,
and rightfully so. Conffiles are not "just like any other file", not even
if we allow them to be diverted.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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