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Re: [custom] Custom Debian Distros need the help from debian developers

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:41:28 -0800, Oliver Kurth <okurth@gmx.net> said: 

> On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 09:17, Steve Greenland wrote:
>> I suspect that proper use of ucf solves the problem, and gives
>> conffile-like handling to non-conffiles. But until use of ucf for
>> "debconf-ized" packages is mandated, it won't be sufficient.

> Can ucf do changes to a config file while still preserving user
> changes and comments?

	Not really. ucf does offer a diff3 style merge option (take
 the changes between maintainers old version, maintainers new version,
 and apply the change to the installed configuration file, but there
 is no guarantee that the patch would apply.

> Sorry, I have read the documentation, but it has not made it clear
> to me.

	Suggestions for improvements, patches, etc are always welcome.

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