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Re: dpkg conffiles merging - request for status summary

Jarno Elonen <elonen@iki.fi> 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_
               cu andreas

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