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Re: use and abuse of debconf

Julian Gilbey wrote:
> 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.

That's an oversimplifiction; upgrades may modify them (or there is no
point to them not being conffiles), but upgrades "must not overwrite or
otherwise mangle the user's configuration without asking".

see shy jo

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