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Re: edit patches in dpkg configuration file dialog

Jean-Christophe Dubacq <jcdubacq1@free.fr> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 08:53:00PM +0100, Alexander Schmehl wrote:
>> > Although this clutters up /etc they could be saved as *.dpkg-last or
>> > so.  New packages' conffiles can be saved as *.dpkg-new just like dpkg
>> > currently does if one chooses not to install the new file.  Before a
>> > new version is installed *.dpkg-new would be renamed to *.dpkg-last.
>> ... and they will probably deleted my many admins thinking they are not
>> needed.  I don't think you can count on leaving them in /etc and finding
>> them again.

Everyone is free to break his own system. ;-)

The consequence would be minimal.  dpkg would just fall back to the
current behavior.

> And why shouldn't they. If anything, this should belong to
> /var/lib/dpkg/

You are right.  This is the logical place.


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