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Re: use and abuse of debconf

Brian May wrote:
> 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.

So, what is the way to do it? Put an initial file in
/usr/share/doc/foo/examples/foo.conf and copy that file to /etc/foo.conf
if it does not exist yet?


Roland Bauerschmidt

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