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

On 09/17/2012 10:03 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
On Sep 17, Bernd Zeimetz<bernd@bzed.de>  wrote:

To cite http://release.debian.org/wheezy/rc_policy.txt:
Packages' /etc/default scripts must be treated as configuration files.
Which are not the same things as conffiles.

I of course agree with Marco.

BTW, "conffiles" is a pretty bad name. It's confusing, as
you can see once more.

I thought about calling it "dpkg-conffiles" which has the
advantage of underlying that we leave the handling of
the file to the responsibility of dpkg, keeps the same
old "conffiles" name. But people will continue to use
the older short version of it, so...

Anyone with a better idea?


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