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Re: Merging packages

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> wrote:
>> bug #420578

> Oh, since your statement confused me a bit, but reading the bug log
> clarified it: The problem is not with any symlink pointing to conffiles,
> in particular not with the common case of fixing non-FHS-aware
> applications by creating symlinks from /usr/share/ to /etc.

Sorry for being unclear.

> The problem is specifically with symlinks from /etc to some other place
> in /etc, and is caused by the fact that debhelper does not mark symlinks
> in /etc as conffiles.  Has this aspect been discussed with the debhelper
> maintainer? 

Actually the problem is that dpkg does not handle the case (#421344)
sanely and therefore debhelper cannot (#421346) do it.

cu andreas
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