Re: Protecting user changes in developer scripts handled files
>>"Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Wichert> More specifically, we're thinking of moving the meat of the conffile
Wichert> handling out of dpkg into a seperate tool and make dpkg use that.
Wichert> That would make it useable for others as well, and make it easier
Wichert> to put another frontend (like debconf) on it.
The proposed script has more functionality than dpkg offers
when moving a file to conffile status -- not blowing away user
changes in the file that is to become a conffile, allowing the
maintainer to provide historical md5sum data to minimize confusing
questions on the transition upgrade.
Are you planning on similarly enhancing the dpkg code when
you split it out?
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