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Re: problem with dpkg-reconfigure and noninteractive frontend

On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 14:43:25 -0700, Don Armstrong <don@donarmstrong.com> said: 

> On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Denis Barbier wrote:
>> When a package is reconfigured, the new debconf settings and
>> current configuration files are available, but previous debconf
>> settings are not and you cannot determine that there have been no
>> local changes.

> While the former is true[1], the latter is not. See, for example,
> how xserver-xfree86 deals (perhaps suboptimally) with this
> situation.

> It's not all that difficult to determine whether a file has been
> modified by the user or not. [Well, assuming the user actually makes
> a change to the file... but you'd have the same problems with

	With conffiles, there is a record of the old versions md5sum.
 Of course, ucf is designed for situations like this; you can just use
 the debconf db to construct a file, and use ucf to ask the user iff
 the user has made any changes.

Small is beautiful.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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