Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 11:53:38PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> FUD. Asking a question to recover from a broken package does
> not mean an unsmooth upgrade. Indeed, merely treating the transition
> from a package theat over writes user changes to one that preserves
> them, while noticing that the users current file is different from
> the one shipped, and asking them what to do about it, is a _smoooth_
Of course, if the user has changed the config file, we should ask the
question. But, if he/she did not change it, I think it is smoother not
to ask. Do you really disagree?
> Offer me reasons why I may be in error, and I'll implement any
> number of historical md5sums that'l be checked in addition to the
> dynamic md5sum of the ``last'' released version of the config file.
What do you call the ``last'' released version? The last in potato, in
woody, or in sid? I think the three of them are important, for users who
keep an up-to-date stable/testing/unstable system...
Moreover, there are good chances that the latest woody version and the
latest sid version are the same, so this leads to only 2 versions, and
even one if the package was not in stable. Do you think that this would
But I agree that checking other versions would probably be overkill...