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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.

Brian Sutherland

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