Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 04:53:24PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> If you look at the script I posted, the user is not asked any
> questions if the file on the system is the same file that is
> currently being shipped. In the general case, I think this is good
> enough; if one cares, one can special case the md5sum of the last
> non-conffile one shipped and check that, but I hate special cases.
I agree that special cases should generally be avoided. But in such a
situation, these special cases help our users to upgrade smoothly.
Hence, I think that, in such a situation, special cases are a
Good Thing (tm).