Bug#47542: marked as done (general: apt-get cannot load ipmasq, cycles on Y or N repeats)
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From: "John K. Stevenson" <email@example.com>
Subject: general: apt-get cannot load ipmasq, cycles on Y or N repeats
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Setting up ipmasq (3.4.0) ...
Configuration file `/etc/ipmasq/rules/I50external.def'
==> File on system created by you or by a script.
==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions
Z : background this process to examine the situation
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** I50external.def (Y/I/N/O/Z) [default=N] ?
----then it loops ---
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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 19:12:45 -0400
From: Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "John K. Stevenson" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Subject: Re: Bug#47541: general: apt-get install failing ipmasq rules, cannot select Y or N, cycles
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In-Reply-To: <199910160703.AAA13524@nomadz.uswest.net>; from email@example.com on Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 12:03:45AM -0700
On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 12:03:45AM -0700, John K. Stevenson wrote:
> Package: general
> Version: 19991016
> Severity: important
> apt-get install failing ipmasq rules, cannot select Y or N, cy
It's not a failure. ipmasq has about 15 conffiles. I first installed 3.3.5
then immediately upgraded to 3.4.0. Upon which I was promtped 8 times
about changed conffiles (all of them different ones, not a loop). To avoid
this in the future you can have apt.conf add --force-confdef to dpkg's
command line, and it will use the default answer to the questions for all
the conffiles in all packages (please read the man page before doing this).
Since this is not a bug, I am closing both of these bug reports.