Re: Common set of debconf templates
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 03:09:14PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Brian Sutherland wrote:
> > What about a rule that says:
> > - If the package name is the same as the directory in the debconf database
> > then use that package's templates take priority.
> > - Else, as before.
> Suppose that:
> 1. package A is preconfigured, and has an A/template
> 2. package B is preconfigured (separate debconf run), also has A/template.
> Debconf has no way to know if package B has a newer or an older version
> of A/template than the one it already has from package A.
I agree, but:
If B copied A/template automatically at build time, then it is sure that
the newest version of A will contain the newest or the same templates.
If A/templates from package A have preference, then it is only necessary
to ensure that package A is kept up to date.
If you can't keep A up to date, then its worse than useless.