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Re: Moving conffiles between packages, redux

On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 02:50 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Dec 2006 19:23:40 +1100, Robert Collins
> <robertc@robertcollins.net> said:  
> > On Sat, 2006-12-23 at 23:04 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> >> Fortunately, all of this is only necessary for upgrades from sarge
> >> to etch, and once we can expect everyone to have etch's dpkg
> >> installed we can move conffiles between packages more or less like
> >> any other files.
> > is it possible/useful to generate a dh_ command to facilitate this?
> > Rather than everyone needing to end up encoding the same logic with
> > minute variations ?
>         How often do you think this shall be needed in this release
>  cycle?  Writing a general purpose dh_tool, and getting it tested, is
>  not a simple task (though of course, if you feel the need to scratch
>  that itch, far be it for me to stop you).

Its not just this release cycle though: In any release there are at
least two versions of dpkg to consider w.r.t. moving conf-files around.
So I wasn't proposing that a specific tool be written urgently, but
rather that we consider having one as a standard, and its behaviour can
be adjusted to handle the current previous-release, current-release
pairing of dpkg correctly to facilitate such moves.

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