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Re: Bug#224828: Split config file is worrying...

Andreas Metzler wrote:

| There'd be medium debconf question asking whether update-exim4.conf
| should use the template file or the conf.d hierarchy to generate
| config.autogenerated. The question would default to yes for fresh
| installations and no for upgrades.

Could you avoid the debconf question and use a similar mechanism to what
the current XFree packages do: generate the file from conf.d, unless its
md5sum has changed from the generated version.  That way you don't need
to have a debconf question, and when someone edits their exim4.conf
file, exim Does The Right Thing and doesn't scribble all over it.


(Who doesn't like debconf being used when not completely necessary.)

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