Re: [copy, not move of conffile] How to warn about need to port changes to new configuration file?
On 18/06/2010 16:57, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Thomas Hood]
>> It is planned that an upcoming version of resolvconf will add a new
>> hook script for isc-dhcp-client which is identical to the existing one
>> for dhcp3-client. An administrator who has made local changes to the
>> latter hook script should probably make the same changes to the
>> Is there a need to warn the administrator that he should (presumably)
>> re-implement his changes in the new file? If so, what is the best way
>> to warn him? Should debconf notes be used?
> What about moving the file in the preinst, and/or create a symlink
> to/from the new location instead? I mean like renaming conffiles is
> normally handled. This way any local changes are kept, and the new
> location work without any manual intervention.
The difference here is that this is a copy, not a move, of the conffile.
The old one in resolvconf is still needed if the admin still uses
dhcp3-client. The new one (a copy of the previous one) is required for
The problem is how to handle local modification of the first conffile.
I see several possibility:
[A] unconditional warning in NEWS.Debian
[B] conditional warning (if the first conffile has been modified) with
a debconf note
[C] copy in postinst of the first conffile to the new one, overriding
the one provided in the package, if there has been modification in the
Of courses, A, B and C can be done in any combination. A+B+C can be a
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