Re: why do we care about configuration files?
>> On 19 Apr 2003 00:07:54 -0400,
>> Anthony DeRobertis <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Is it just me, or would this fix the problem simply:
> 1) If a postinst generates a configuration file with debconf, it
> must place the md5sum of the generated configuration file in
> 2) A package should try and parse the current configuration file
> back into debconf before prompting.
> 3) After prompting, the package must confirm that the current
> md5sum matches the one stored in /var. If it does and the
> package succeeded at (2) it may replace the configuration
> file. Otherwise, use ucf.
Or, simply generate the file using debconf or whatever, and
call ucf directly; then ucf handles storing the md5sum and comparing
it for you seamlessly.
The best man for the job is often a woman.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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