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

On 19/09/2012 17:52, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On 12-09-19 at 05:27pm, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
>> ]] Jean-Christophe Dubacq 
>>> And this means that automatic management is hard, because they are 
>>> generated by scripts, and as such, not easy to store, compare to 
>>> default, etc.
>> «default» doesn't really make any sense when it's a template that's 
>> filled in by debconf/maintainer scripts.
> In most cases default means what is consistently resolved when 
> installing the package non-interactively.
> ...but for packages whose postinst scripts actually taking MAC address, 
> moon phase or other out-of-band data into account, you are right.

What one wants usually is all manually entered modifications. So, the
result of the postinst script in non-interactive mode is exactly what I
want (to be able to diff against).

Jean-Christophe Dubacq

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