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Re: Incorrect use of dpkg conffile suffixes and lintian checks

[Michael Biebl]
> Why do you think, debhelper is not the correct place to handle this?
> Imho it would be fairly easy to write a debhelper command for this.
> Another way would be, to make dpkg smarter about such cases.  As you
> want to write a special utility for this, how would you hook this up
> into the install/upgrade process? If you have to edit maintainer
> scripts again, you haven't gained a lot imho.

What API should be provided?  I assume the script name and the version
it was removed would be enough?

Something like 'dh_obsolete /etc/init/oldfile 1.0.0-1', perhaps?  One
entry per file?

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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