Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness
>> On 18 Apr 2003 11:55:09 -0400,
>> Colin Walters <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> So, opinions? Yeah, it's kind of gross. But the way things are
> now is far worse.
As long as /etc/conffiles/managed, /etc/conffiles/unmanaged,
and /etc/conffiles/default are never themselves unmanaged, this would
work. And the factory default for /etc/conffiles/default should be
managed; and the other two files should be empty.
If we standardize on a easy to interpret format for these
files, I'll add the logic to ucf to handle these directives. (how
about a configuration file path per line for /etc/conffiles/managed
and /etc/conffiles/unmanaged, and /etc/conffiles/default contain a
single word, which is "managed" by default; anything other than
"unmanaged" is interpreted as "managed?).
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