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Re: May I temporarily move away a conffile of a conflicting package? [Repost]

Christopher W. Curtis <ccurtis@aet-usa.com> wrote:
> On 04/05/03 04:22, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> For a complete discusssion see http://bugs.debian.org/183357

>> The exim3 init script in sid has already been changed to use another
>> test that recognizes exim v3 properly but this doesn't help the users
>> who will upgrade from woody to sarge (when it is stable), switching
>> directly to exim v4 without installing eximv3 from sarge first. This
>> leaves me with these possibilties:
>> * don't ship /usr/sbin/exim in sarge, wait for sarge+1 and then break
>>   anyone's system who has not installed the new init-skript and is
>>   cross upgrading without purge from exim3.
>> * do something unclean. See below.

> Can you just create a eximtrans3-4 package that fixes the problem with
> the current (stable) exim package and make exim4 Pre-Depend: on it?

Could you elaborate? I don't get how an additional package helps me
with the fundamental problem - guaranteeing that another's package
conffiles have sane values.
                  cu andreas

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