Bug#48717: dpkg: could be more useful wrt conffile diffs
Wichert Akkerman writes:
> Previously Yann Dirson wrote:
> > Yes, but I'd expect more people to be familiar with diff ouput than
> > with diff3 output :(
> I actually implemented this partially. The main problem was that to do
> this properly we need to keep a copy of the unmodified
> configuration-file somewhere. Perhaps dpkg should copy them into
> /var/lib/dpkg/conffiles or so?
dpkg already keeps them, when you upgrade a package whose connfile you
modified, and answer "keep mine" when dpkg asks you the question.
I thought about extending this to all conffile installations, but one
may argue that those files, being in /etc/, can be changed or erased
by some people. Probably /var/ is a good idea.
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