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Re: changing location of conffiles

From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
Subject: Re: changing location of conffiles
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 16:17:39 -0800

> In your preinst, if the new conffile does not exist, and the old one
> does (you can throw in a version check too), move the old file to the
> new location.

But, at the stage of preinst (i.e. before expanding a package)
the new location /etc/foo does not exist yet ...???

And one more question; when we use /etc/foo as a location of 
the conffiles then, at purging foo, dpkg says

    dpkg - warning: while removing foo, directory `/etc/foo' not 
    empty so not removed.
    Purging configuration files for foo ...

In a sence, this seems reasonable but we should remove /etc/foo.
Of course we can do it in a postrm but the above message will be
still displayed.  Isn't this a problem?

Best Regards,		       2000.11.28

 Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
 Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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