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Re: Configuration by using local packages

* W. Borgert <debacle@debian.org> [040425 16:29]:
> 3. Create local (empty) package overwriting existing config files
>    by using cp in postinst.
>    => relatively BAD - If new important sections or keywords appear
>       in the config files, they are just over-written.

Well, isn't that the point of having your own config files around?
If dpkg updates a package in a way it would have a new config file,
it will just warn you as if you changed the file manually. Thus
you can see if you want to change the config you ship. (If there
is anything bad at it, then that one will get this questions on every
host one upgrades).

  Bernhard R. Link

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