Re: Can a package modify slapd.conf in its maintainer script?
On Sun, 10 Aug 2008, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:
> I need some help regarding #493781: the submitter reported the bug as grave
> because he thinks that modifying slapd.conf to include an extra LDAP schema
> from the maintainer scripts of a package (phamm-ldap in this case) is
> against the Debian policy.
> Considering that slapd.conf is not (anymore) a conffile, in my opinion this
> behaviour is not forbidden from the Debian policy and thus the bug report
> could be closed without any change to the phamm-ldap package.
The submitter is right.
| Packages must not modify other packages' configuration files
| except by an agreed upon APIs (eg, a /usr/sbin/update-foo
http://release.debian.org/lenny/rc_policy.txt section 3.
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