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Re: mass bug filing about packages manipulating/deleting shipped files

On 09/17/2012 12:49 PM, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:59:44AM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> On 09/17/2012 11:56 AM, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>>> Modifying conffiles is forbidden by policy 10.7.3
>> Well, conffiles are sometimes modified due to the result of asking
>> questions with debconf - at least the md5sum might change, although the
>> content stays the same with debconf priority=high. Are you sure you
>> didn't find such things?
> If you modify conffiles through debconf config scripts, your package is RC
> buggy. See also [1].

So we shall drop things like automatic configuration of postfix? It
actually even asks the user if the config file should be modified. That
is just one example of a lot others that jump into my mind.

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