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Re: Should ucf be of priority required?

On Sat, 5 Dec 2009 21:48:44 +0100, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org>
>On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 12:39:28PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> the right solution here would be to fix it so that it did, not to add
>> it to Essential.
>On a side note, I thought the right solution was to integrate the ucf
>functionality into dpkg.  Any update on this, or was this just wishful
>thinking on my part?

I would go the contrary way: ditch dpkg conffile handling and have it
handled from without dpkg. That way, one has the chance of hooking
into the process for local modifications.

For example, I have been looking for a way to tamper with package a's
dpkg-conffiles from package b, which would be very helpful for local
sysadmin work (such as rolling out local configuration via a package).


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