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Re: transitioning config files between two packages

hey steve,

On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 13:21 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > No, it's a general problem: dpkg won't notice that a conffile has been
> > moved from one package to the other, no matter whether it declares
> > "Replaces" or whatever.  There's simply no solution within dpkg at the
> > moment.
> Where do you get this?  Conflicts:/Replaces: has been used quite
> successfully to transfer ownership of conffiles for, e.g., the Xorg
> packages, without spurious prompts.

in the case of the xorg packages, were the original "owning" packages
still present in any form when dpkg configured the new package?  or were
the conflicts versionless and the packages removed?

also, if you have an answer to the original question it'd be
appreciated.  i'd really really like to avoid using ucf, since there's
something like 40 conffiles shared between the packages.  but having
asked on #d-d a few times as well as here and not having heard anything,
i'm afraid i'm going to have to bite the bullet on this one as frank


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