Re: Debian Configuration Packaging System
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- Subject: Re: Debian Configuration Packaging System
- From: Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:07:32 -0700
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(oh, hey, look at that, someone drawing my attention back to this thread
that I meant to follow up to.)
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:43:55AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
> > On lun, 2008-02-25 at 10:23 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> ucf, from its DESCRIPTION in its man page, seems to handle the case of
> >> shipping a configuration file upstream that may also be locally
> >> modified, but I don't see where it handles merging in the results of
> >> debconf prompting. Am I just missing something?
> > ucf can easily be fed with the debconf-generated file. When told to with
> > the proper option, it will even do a three-way merge of the proposed
> > (maintainer + debconf) changes to the locally modified file.
> Oh! Okay, that was the piece that I was missing. That's a better
> solution than what I have now.
> Thanks, I'll try to find time to look at this in the not-too-distant
I humbly offer up samba-common in unstable as an example of a package that
DTRT with ucf to manage a config file.
I wish the three-way merge support in ucf was better, but for all that, the
status quo is still pretty darn slick. :)
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