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Re: May packages rm -rf subdirectories of /etc/ ?

* Thomas Hood (jdthood@yahoo.co.uk) wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-07-24 at 13:46, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > I see this as totally bogus.  Either the conffile is shared or it isn't.
> > If it's shared then the packages involved know this
> Package foo which eliminates /etc/foo.conf doesn't "know"
> that there is not some other package, bar, which Depends
> on foo and uses /etc/foo.conf .  That's the problem.  See
> #108587 for additional discussion.

The maintainer should really know.  The maintainer is more likely to
know than the user in many cases.  I think it would be worthwhile for
policy to be modified to require notification when a sharing of this
kind happens.  I know that I'd expect someone to tell me if they're
using a conffile from my package.


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