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Re: SSHd not respecting configuration in /etc

Sam Hartman <hartmans@MIT.EDU> writes:

> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam McKenna <adam@debian.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  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.


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