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Re: use and abuse of debconf

>>>>> "Jason" == Jason Henry Parker <jasonp@uq.net.au> writes:

    Jason> [1] : 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
modifies it.

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 <bam@debian.org>

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