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Re: Split a package, rename an init file



In article <4829CC26.8080509@gmail.com> (gmane.linux.debian.devel.general) you wrote:
> I'd like to split a package foo into 2 new packages : foo and 
> foo-daemon. To do that I moved the daemon and the other obvious files 
> with dh_install -pfoo-dameon. I used dh_installinit to install the 
> init.d file to the foo-daemon package.

> Everything seems fine, but when I upgrade foo to the new foo+foo-daemon.

dpkg does not remove orphaned conffiles.

> I get 2 files in /etc/init.d/ :
> foo and foo-daemon.

> Here are my questions : what am I doing wrong ? How can I remove the 
> /etc/init.d/foo unnecessary file ?

If it is not *really* necessary do not move the conffile from one
package to another. If it must be, you'd need to do this in the
maintainerscripts:

If old conffile was not modified by the local admin, remove it,
otherwise rename foo to foo-daemon before the package is unpacked. I
think there is some example code using dpkg-query in wiki.d.o.
cu andreas
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