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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).

Maybe I didn't make my point clear: If I create a local
(empty) package, that overwrites existing config files - of
other packages! - by using cp in - it's own - postinst, this
will just overwrite the config files, no matter what version
they are etc.  My conclusion: "relatively BAD".

W. Borgert <debacle@debian.org>, http://people.debian.org/~debacle/

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