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Re: Can/should debconf notes still be used?

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> I would rather suggest that this is not a policy violation; policy does say
> that "local changes" must be preserved, but a) if the config files were
> deleted by tetex this is not a "local change", b) I don't think the
> requirement to preserve local changes was ever meant to be taken as "admins
> have an inalienable right to screw up a package's installation, and packages
> must not try to correct for this", which seems to be the case you're
> describing.

That way to look at it makes me feel much better... 

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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