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Bug#617982: release-notes: Before beginning the upgrade remove old debconf files

Package: release-notes
Severity: minor


It makes sense to cleanup from the last upgrade before
starting a new one.  The files that debconf leaves
when packages are upgraded should be found and
removed by the admin so that there is no possiblity
of confusion after upgrade as to what changes
were made to the config files.

I.e.  debconf (iirc) leaves old config
files 'foo.dpkg-old' laying about when
the admin decides to install the package
maintiner's new version of a config file
rather than keep what's on the system.
I'm sure there's a different name for
when the admin decides to keep the old

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.8
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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