Re: SSHd not respecting configuration in /etc
Sam Hartman <hartmans@MIT.EDU> writes:
> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam McKenna <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Adam> On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 11:51:37PM -0500, Gregory Stark
> Adam> wrote:
> >> Every time I update my system now sshd gets disabled
> >> again. This is most incredibly frustrating. The first time it
> >> happened I had to search until I found non-standard a file in
> >> /etc/ssh/sshd_not_to_be_run. Now every time I update I have to
> >> remove this file.
> Adam> You obviously told it not to run, and then told debconf not
> Adam> to ask you the same questions over and over. So, each time
> Adam> you upgrade ssh, it reads your old answers from the debconf
> Adam> file.
> But he removed the file created by the debconf script in /etc/ssh,
> which IMHO counts as a change of local configuration by the
> administrator under 11.7.3 of policy 18.104.22.168. As such, the upgrade
> script must respect this change. I believe it would be reasonable
> to open a serious bug against ssh for not doing so. See the thread
> about abusing debconf recently.
It's not a thread about abusing debconf, it's a thread about avoiding
duplicating information in debconf and in the filesystem.
Which is exactly what is going on with ssh.