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Re: use and abuse of debconf

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 11:04:42AM +0000, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> While I support your general case, the use of this particular example does
> not help it.  Presumably this file (besides containing the above warning
> line) is not marked as a conffile, so the maintainer should have the right
> to modify it.  Of course, if it is a conffile, the warning is inappropriate.

No, no, no!  Read the section on configuration files in policy, in
particular 4.7.3.  Configuration files need not be conffiles, but
must nevertheless not be modified by package upgrades.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
       Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://people.debian.org/~jdg
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