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Re: ntp 4.2.0 in experimental

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 13:10 -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> If that is happening, it's a serious bug. Packages _must_ respect
> changes to conffiles.

Configuration files don't have to be conffiles. In fact, policy
forbids configuration files generated by maintainer scripts to be

Policy 10.7.3 says that, in configuration files, "local changes must
be preserved during a package upgrade". But later on, it states that
maintainer scripts "must not overwrite or otherwise mangle the user's
configuration without asking". I wonder, is the user considered asked
if he or she has set the debconf priority high enough to not see the


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