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Re: installing a package from "Config-files" state earlier than the most recent stable release

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

> On 16 Jun 2006, Frank Küster told this:
>> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>>> On 14 Jun 2006, Steve Langasek outgrape:
>>>> Just like there's no guarantee that saying "no" to a conffile
>>>> prompt when upgrading across stable releases will give you a
>>>> usable package.
>>> I prefer in that case not to install the new version of the
>>> package; since questions can be missed in a dist-upgrade.  Some of
>>> my packages default to not upgrading unless some questions are
>>> answered affirmatively -- so the end result is still a working
>>> package (as long as the dependencies still exist).
>> How do you achieve this?  The conffile questions are displayed after
>> the new package is unpacked, so isn't a failing postinst all you can
>> get?  How do you get back to the old version?
>         I ask the questions in preinst.

So you aren't talking about dpkg's conffile questions, right?  Or is
there a trick?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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