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Re: how to tell people to dpkg-reconfigure exim4-_CONFIG_?

hey marc,

On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 09:08 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> >The ultimate solution would be it dpkg-reconfigure magically knew that when 
> >configuring exim4, it must actually configure exim4-config.

funny, i'd have said the ultimate solution was finding a way to make the
users learn about looking at README.Debian :)

> Definetely. Is this possible to do without breaking things? And
> without replicating code throughout all exim4 packages?

i'd be really, really wary of doing something like this.  imho packages
should never touch/reference/know-about anything under /var/lib/dpkg.  

i'm also not convinced that this couldn't break something, somehow, in
some wierd corner case.  but my concerns have more to do with the
previous issue, and the fact that this could later be used to set
a precedent in other packages where the packagers are both more
ambitious and less careful.


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