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Re: I am confused about configuration files

"Artur R. Czechowski" <arturcz@hell.pl> writes:

> So, why it still exists? I read Debian Policy, section 10.7.3[1] but it
> does not say what shall happen if after upgrade of the package it does
> not provide conffile anymore.
> Is the only way to make sure that conffiles do not clutter filesystem to
> remove them in maintainer's script on upgrade from previous version?

I believe that's the case, although I'd like to get some confirmation
before adding something to Policy 10.7.3 about this.  See Bug#470633.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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