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Re: Managing left-over configuration files

Am 14.12.2011 00:00, schrieb Malte Forkel:
> Hi,
> I'm writing a transitional package to handle a software name change.
> The transitional package 'depends' on the new package, which itself
> 'replaces' the old package and takes over some of its control files.
> All other control files still belong to the transitional package after
> an upgrade.
> I have to remove some of those old control files, because they are in
> conflict with files from the new package.  But then I think I should
> also make the transitional package forget about them.
> How do I properly handle the old control files?  How do I tell a package
> that a specific file does not belong to this package anymore?  I guess
> the same questions might arise when the set of control files changes
> with a new package version.

I'm sorry. What I'm worried about are the "configuration" files owned by
a transitional package after an upgrade. So please
%s/control/configuration/g. May be I shouldn't try to ask questions
after midnight :-)

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