Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Sun, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:59:25PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Nicolas" == Nicolas Boullis <Boullis.Nicolas@libertysurf.fr> writes:
> Nicolas> Hi!
> Nicolas> On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 08:41:54PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> You realize that you are asking more of this script that you
> >> ask of dpkg? What happens if you try making a non-conffile into a
> >> conffile? You think dpkg is going to check md5sums of old files
> >> before asking? You think dpkg even preserves user changes?
> Nicolas> I do realize that I'm asking more of this script than I ask of dpkg.
> Nicolas> But, AFAIK, dpkg is not supposed to correct previous mistakes of
> Nicolas> maintainers.
> Neither is this script. Correcting mistakes of previous
> packages is a side effect that it provides.
OK! But this thread began with Peter Galbraith who wanted to declare a
new conffile, without lots of questions for the user.
I guess we should stop this discussion. I misunderstood what your
scripts was meant for.
Anyway, you should perhaps repost this newest version of your script to
the `Protecting user changes in developer scripts handled files' thread.