Re: It's Huntin' Season
Malcolm Parsons <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 08:41:38PM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > A lot of maintainers don't mark the files there as confiles because they
> > don't expect them to be edited.
> If you don't expect them to be edited then having them as conffiles
> will not cause any problems, as dpkg does not prompt unless they have
> been changed. You cannot predict which .el files I will not want to
> change, so you must mark all of them as conffiles.
(As an aside, yes I can predict that you won't want to edit the file
that I didn't mark as a conffile, at least to the same degree that you
won't want to edit other elisp files in the package. Why would you want
to break proper configuration?)
There is a caveat to now making it a conffile. At the upgrade that
marks the passage of non-conffile to conffile, we get the dreaded
Setting up gri-html-doc (2.8.6-1) ...
Configuration file `/etc/emacs/site-start.d/50gri-html-doc.el'
==> File on system created by you or by a script.
==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions
Z : background this process to examine the situation
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** 50gri-html-doc.el (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
So every user will get one prompt for each file we migrate. :-(