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Conffiles (was: from / to /usr/: a summary)

Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez, 2011-12-30 14:22+0100:
> I think that stephan is right here. Every package using files in /etc
> should ship this files in the package in order to let the admin know
> what package each file belongs to. Its very ugly to do a "dpkg -S
> /etc/xxx" and get a no path found.

Not too problematic as long as that file has a name that make
identification easy.

I think having the default configuration values written in a default
configuration file under /usr is better than having them harcoded, since
it makes it really easier to determine what these defaults are. But not
shipping the user configuration file, I do not know, that seems ugly
somehow. At least the possibility to write a configuration file should
be documented, ideally with a manpage.

: /` )   Tanguy Ortolo <xmpp:tanguy@ortolo.eu> <irc://irc.oftc.net/Elessar>
| `-'    Debian Maintainer

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