Re: use and abuse of debconf
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Henry Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jason>  : Actually the file in question was a conffile as well
Jason> as being edited by debconf, but whatever.
That is against policy. It should not be a conffile if the package
Still, a number of packages do this, but it leads to broken messages
on upgrade (file has changed, do you wish to replace it?) when the
administrator knows he/she has not changed the file.
Brian May <email@example.com>