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Re: Solutions for the Apache upgrade hell

On 2014-07-13 13:17:24 +0200, Arno Töll wrote:
> Unfortunately it turns out, that /a lot/ of people use "aptitude
> --purge-unused safe-upgrade", or the apt equivalent "apt-get
> dist-upgrade --purge" which causes dpkg to purge the user's
> configuration, in particular enabled modules, during the upgrade
> because apache2.2-common disappears in that step. [...]

Is there any reason why apt-get/aptitude removes the config files
just after the package is removed, and not at the end of the upgrade
process? IMHO, doing the later is safer and would solve this problem
with Apache.

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