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Re: Bug#150514: Uer maodifications _must_ bre preserved, even is a co-admin said otherwise a few releases ago

>>"Steve" == Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:

 >>>> This file is automatically generated by update-modules"

	I would like to add:
   Please delete the line above if you do not want this file overwritten.

 >> Please do not edit this file directly. If you want to change or add
 >> anything please take a look at the files in /etc/modutils and read
 >> the manpage for update-modules.

 Steve> When Manoj was positing on IRC, the idea came up of using ucf
 Steve> to manage /etc/modules.conf.  If that could be used to
 Steve> successfully determine whether the user has made local changes
 Steve> without modifying the first line, I think that's a great idea.

	Sure it can. My original bug report had such a mechanism --
 one you had primed ucf, it would work. The problem here is that this
 means that every single  package that deals with /etc/moudutils/blah
 would need to depend on ucf, and use those incantations; and this,
 apparently, is way too onerous.

 Steve> Then only the people making boneheaded changes need be
 Steve> prompted -- everyone else has already clearly declared their
 Steve> preference (by not making changes or by making local changes
 Steve> in the documented manner), and can be spared the tedious
 Steve> debconf prompts.

 You give me space to belong to myself yet without separating me from
 your own life.  May it all turn out to your happiness. Goethe
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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