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Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 20:54:03 -0400
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From: Jeff Sheinberg <jeffsh@erols.com>
Subject: dpkg: dpkg.cfg: --force-overwrite: not enabled on upgrade
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Package: dpkg
Version: 1.9.21
Severity: normal

Hi,

According to the "changelog.Debian.gz" file,

    * Enable --force-overwrite by default in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg

this was _not_ done during the upgrade.  Also, the dpkg man page
does not mark "force-overwrite" as the default, I find this to be
confusing in light of the above changelog item.

Here are the diffs from my dpkg.cfg file against the last conffile
version of this dpkg.cfg,

    ===================================================================
    RCS file: /etc/dpkg/RCS/dpkg.cfg,v
    retrieving revision 1.1
    diff -b -d -p -t -u -r1.1 /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
    --- /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg  2001-11-09 11:14:12-05  1.1
    +++ /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg  2000-08-25 09:45:00-04
    @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
    +# /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg - see dpkg(8) for details.
    +#
     # dpkg configuration file
     #
     # This file can contain default options for dpkg. All commandline
    @@ -5,3 +7,10 @@
     # the option, seperated by whitespace and/or an `=' sign.
     #
     no-debsig
    +
    +# Always install the old version of a modified conffile without prompting.
    +#
    +force-confold
    +
    +#
    +# /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg - end of file.

Don't be confused by the mtime of the working dpkg.cfg file, I
deliberately do this so that only the RCS file gets saved by my
backup scripts.

Thanks,
-- 
Jeff Sheinberg  <jeffsh@erols.com>


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel Version: Linux eden-hda7.my.local 2.4.18-3 #1 Mon Apr 29 14:17:47 EDT 2002 i586 unknown


Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.5-6        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libncurses5    5.2.20020112a- Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii  libstdc++2.10- 2.95.4-7       The GNU stdc++ library



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Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 12:39:48 +0200
From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net>
To: Jeff Sheinberg <jeffsh@erols.com>, 149497-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#149497: dpkg: dpkg.cfg: --force-overwrite: not enabled on upgrade
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Previously Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> According to the "changelog.Debian.gz" file,
> 
>     * Enable --force-overwrite by default in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
> 
> this was _not_ done during the upgrade.

That was done on purpose. New installs will have force-overwrite enabled
by default. People who were using testing or unstable know what they are
doing and will keep their existing default to have force-overwrite
disabled (ie nothing changes for them).

> Also, the dpkg man page does not mark "force-overwrite" as the
> default, I find this to be confusing in light of the above changelog
> item.

dpkg itself does not have force-overwrite enabled, it is merely the
configuration file that is installed initially that changes that
setting.

Wichert.

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