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?"