Re: [custom] Custom Debian Distros need the help from debian developers
On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:
> - For config files not generated by debconf we have to verify if the
> files have been modified. If the answer is yes, we have to identify
> to which package(s) each file belongs to (with its version number)
> and build a set of configuration packages that can be installed
> after the corresponding packages are installed. The problem with
Hmmm, normally you install a newer version which has to handles upgrades.
Thus you should put the manually edited configuration in place *before*
and let dpkg do the rest as it does with manually edited config files.
IMHO this would increase the probability of a working config.
(This does not mean that I'm sure that this is a good way at all - just a
remark to the right sequence of doing this ...)
> What I don't know is how good is cfengine for upgrades, mainly because
> I've never used it ... ;(
If you ask me I'd prefer a tested tool like cfengine over the manual
approach you described above.