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Re: use and abuse of debconf

Julian Gilbey wrote:
  >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 inappropriat
  >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.

I see; I had forgotten that bit.  Sorry!

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