Hi, * sean finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-03-05 19:07]: > just to throw in my $0.02, > > On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 18:43 +0100, Bastian Venthur wrote: > > I haven't tested your patch, but I like the general idea. > > > > A good example is exim4. Where I have greylistd installed and configured > > it to allow SSL connections. Every once in a while exim gets an update > > with some changes in it's config. I'd like to take this changes but > > still want to keep my own settings. > > > > So I support your Idea and hope it will make it's way into dpkg. > > i think what would be even easier to implement (and perhaps as useful) The implementation was not really difficult, the patch file itself is 200 lines alltogether. > would be to see the differences between the new maintainer conffile and > the previous version of the maintainer conffile. > > to implement this, one would simply need to keep a copy of > dpkg-installed conffiles in some directory hierarchy under /var/lib/dpkg > and provide a new option to diff this old version against the > newly-unpacked-but-not-installed version of the conffile. I am not sure if I get your idea 100% correctly but what about the user changes if you just look at the old and the new maintainer version of the config file? Kind regards Nico -- Nico Golde - http://www.ngolde.de JAB: email@example.com - GPG: 0x73647CFF Forget about that mouse with 3/4/5 buttons, gimme a keyboard with 103/104/105 keys!
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