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Re: It's Huntin' Season

On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> 	Either never change the file once created; or preserve user changes.
>  If you never change the file once created, you have nothing to worry
>  about. It is only when people are changing files that are already in
>  place in /etc do questions arise.

If a package places a file in /etc(this is a configuration file, but not a
conffile), then I as a user/admin remove it, I don't want the package to put a
new version in place.

Dpkg's conffile code handles this.

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