Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On further inspection, one does not need special case code in
> the script: you just need to ship the old md5sum file in your package
> (no harm in making the md5sum file a part of your package). In that
> case, the conffile handling is done right.
How would that work, exactly? I would assume the md5sum would be generated at
package build time. And when the new package is built, the md5sum of the
'new' file would be stored. However, for conffile-like handling, you need the
md5sum of the conffile at the time the package was 'last' installed.
Doing it as you suggest above would not work.