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.