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Bug#200268: general: .dpkg-dist and .dpkg-old files in cron.* and modutils dirs

Package: general
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-07-06
Severity: normal



I have a laptop system, I recently upgraded to sarge (from woody)
and I noticed the following problem:
I moved some script from /etc/cron.daily to /etc/cron.weekly (to save
But when dpkg asked me whether I want to install the new version of it's
config file I answered no. Now a new file package.dpkg-dist appears and
if i answered yes the old one will be renamed to package.dpkg-old
(This is fine for normal dirs but not for these which are parsed by
*simple* scripts)

This is not the expected behaviour because now I have scripts which I
already removed, and the same applies to /etc/modutils, if a new package
makes an upgrade here, there can be duplicated entries in

How to solve:

If you move a new config file to a new directory it will be harder find
those files.
So dpkg should explicitly tell the user that this directory must be
checked after the upgrade or you should tell that the original/new files will
be moved to this and this directory.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux notebook 2.4.21-rc2-laptopmode2 #2 2003. máj. 23., péntek, 12.20.04 CEST i586
Locale: LANG=hu_HU, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU

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