Re: dpkg conffiles merging - request for status summary
Jarno Elonen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just to bring the uninitiated like me up to date about ways to upgrade changed
> dpkg conffiles, I would greatly appreciate if someone with insight could
> summarize the current status:
> + Are there some specific reasons why dpkg doesn't offer
> "merge interactively" in addition to "keep old", "install new",
> "show diff" and "shell" when upgrading a package with changed conffiles
> or is it just a feature that nobody has tried to implement yet?
> + Does dpkg currently save the original conffiles somewhere to make 3-way
> merging possible?
Afaik the original conffile is not available, dpkg just has the md5sum
of it in /var/lib/dpkg/status. I doubt that two-way-merging is _very_