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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.

Kind regards


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