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Re: postinst scripts failing because a new conffile wasn't accepted: Is it a bug?

Scripsit Peter Samuelson
> [Henning Makholm]

> > Do you mean that every package that offers to edit conffiles based on
> > debconf questions is policy-buggy?

> 'conffile' is dpkg jargon that has a specific meaning: configuration
> files that dpkg handles specially w/r/t upgrades and removals.  Editing
> a conffile at install time makes no sense.

Of course it would have to be done a preinst time, before dpkg starts
unpacking the new version.

> If you want to edit a configuration file, don't ship it as a
> conffile - in fact, don't ship it at all.

You seem to be missing the entire context of the conversation. Please
read back in the thread.

Henning Makholm                          "What has it got in its pocketses?"

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