Re: Select which conffiles shall be raplaced an which not
On Tuesday 16 November 2004 13:29, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> When running apt-get dist-upgrade I'd like to be able to set a list of
> packages whose confiles shall be replaced by the newer versions
> supplied by the package (if any) , while other packages' confiles
> should be keep the locally modified version.
It might be not too good idea. For example I often use the possibility to see
the differences between my configuration and the new one and then decide
which one I want to use.
However, it might be useful to add the following features to dpkg:
1. When apt-ing more than one package group the conffiles question together
(probably at the end) the way it is done with debconf questions. When doing
apt-get upgrade I want to be able to leave and know that everything what can
be done automatically is done. Now the instalation of the other packages is
hold until I decide what to do with conffiles.
2. The three-way merge. It should be possible to keep the copy of original
configuration file (maybe in *.dpkg-orig or somewhere in /var) and then give
to the user the possibility to try 3way merge a to add new features to
configuration file and keep custom changes (of course dpkg should check if
this is possible without confilcts and always present the resulting file to
the user who would decide if it cam ok).
3. When looking at the diffs between maintainer version and my own one it
would be nice to select some part of the file from one of them and another
form the other. It will be useful if I have the custom changes in section Foo
and the maintainer added a new section Bar.
M.Sc. Maciej Dems firstname.lastname@example.org
C o m p u t e r P h y s i c s L a b o r a t o r y
Institute of Physics, Technical University of Lodz
ul. Wolczanska 219, 93-005 Lodz, Poland, +48426313649