Re: remove stale conffiles?
* Joerg Sommer [Thu, 05 May 2005 20:39:57 +0000]:
> in an old version of jed-common two conffiles 00site.sl and 99debian.sl
> were included. But caused by some reason they aren't removed on upgrade.
> Becomes a conffile held if it was modified when it is removed in a new
> package version?
If by "held" you mean, "not removed", yes, that's what happens, _even
if_ the conffile was not modified.
> What does dpkg so with such conffiles they are removed
> from one to the next package version?
Ignore them, and don't remove them on purge either (since the file is
no longer a conffile of the package at the version the purge occurs).
This is a bug in dpkg, see #108587 and its brothers.
> What to do with this bug report? Is this a problem of jed-common?
Well, if you care you could do something similar to the proposed
solution for #308252.
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