Re: May packages rm -rf subdirectories of /etc/ ?
On 25 Jul 2003 09:20:20 +0200, Thomas Hood <email@example.com> said:
> Conffiles are different in one respect, which that is that they can
> be locally modified. When a conffile is to be overwritten and it
> has been modified, the user is asked for permission and the old
> version is backed up as *.dpkg-old. So when a conffile is to be
> deleted and it has been modified, the user should be asked for
> permission and the file renamed to *.dpkg-old (or *.dpkg-orphaned).
No. Since this scenario only happens when the conffile is
going to be ignored anyway, why do I want to have an locally modified
version lying around by default?
The problem with this country is that there is no death penalty for
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