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Re: I am confused about configuration files

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

> It doesn't sound good for me. Let's consider fglrx driver. I would like
> to stay tuned with fglrx from Debian package. But sometimes I have a
> problems running an OpenGL application. In such cases I use an flgrx
> directly from ATI to verify if problem exists. If application works I am
> trying to find the differences then I submit the bug to fglrx
> maintainers. The problem is that init.d script for the daemon required
> by driver is named in Debian package differently from ATI package. I
> believe maintainer of the package had a reason for doing it[1].
> So what should be the proper way to allow switching between ATI and
> Debian debs with drivers? Ask the maintainer to rename the init.d script
> back to original name? Ask him to delete the ATI init.d script? In this
> case what to do when switching from Debian to ATI package? Don't bother
> anybody about it and remove the obsoleted files manualy by myself? What
> would you suggest in this case?

Give the packages two different names and make them conflict with each
other so that you can purge one and then install the other, maybe?

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

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