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Re: Upgrading X shouldn't overwrite XF86Config, or should it?

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 12:59:41AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> On 10 Dec 2001 15:02:15 +0100
> Paul Fleischer <proguy@proguy.dk> wrote:
> > Yesterday I did an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and was surprised
> > this morning. My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 had been altered to use the nv
> > driver instead of the nvidia driver. Because of this my X wouldn't
> > start. Of course the fix was easy and painless, but still it was quite
> > annoying.
> I believe Dexconf is not living up to its advertisement, as 
> described in the manpage, it should not write anything outside :
>        Dexconf writes only to the area between
>               ### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
>        and
>               ### END DEBCONF SECTION
>        in the configuration file. 
In my case, I didnt even have those sections.  I guess my config file
predates dexconf:
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by Dexter,
# the Debian X Configuration tool.

If your XF86Config-4 doesnt have a BEGIN DEBCONF section and END DEBCONF
section, it will go and clobber the whole file.  Perhaps I'll file a
wishlist bug to make it the other way around :)



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