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Re: Debian Policy "10.7.4 Sharing configuration files" question

AGG> But maintainer disagrees with me arguing that preinst asks user, and
AGG> that's user who modify /etc/hosts (using preinst, eah).

This action is done only if user afrees.
There are a lot packages which do this.

Policy says:

The maintainer scripts must not alter a conffile of *any* package,
including the one the scripts belong to.

any == any

so for example samba must have RC by Alexander's logic, because samba
asks user to change its config.
exim must have RC, too, etc.
And all the other packages which have wizards inside maintainer

... mpd playing: WASP - My Tortured Eyes

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