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Re: Protecting user changes in developer scripts handled files

>>"Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> 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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