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Re: transitioning config files between two packages

sean finney <seanius@seanius.net> wrote:

> if anyone here has some dpkg-fu handy off the top of their heads that i
> could use to further deduce what's going on i'd be happy to hear it.

    options "--debug=221"

in a file in /etc/apt/conf.d/ should do (this is untested, please check
the details).

>> I do know also that beginning with the dpkg version in etch, the Conflicts:
>> is no longer required when moving conffiles, it's possible to use Replaces:
>> by itself.
> okay.  the conflict is there for other reasons as well but i'll keep
> that in mind for other packages.

But then you should make sure that dpkg is updated first:

apt-get update
apt-get install dpkg apt #and aptitude, if you like
apt-get dist-upgrade # or aptitude

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

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