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Re: should a postinst script create config files?

On Fri, 22 Feb 2002, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> Well, dpkg does suggest suspending and doing the merge.  Though, I

Yes. That is the correct way to handle it right now.

> agree that an option, "don't restart the service right now" would be
> nice.  Maybe that could be implemented by moving the old conffile
> and not installing the new one, so the service (presumably) will
> fail due to missing configuration until the admin patches it up.

That will not always work as you would expect. Check out the invoke-rc.d
stuff in the policy proposals, THAT one will do it.

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