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Bug#152299: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#152299: dpkg: Should warn when 3rd-party file effects (un)installation)

On 08-Jul-02, 16:41 (CDT), Josip Rodin <joy@gkvk.hr> wrote: 
> On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 02:25:41PM -0700, Michael Toomim wrote:
> > >>When dpkg encounters a package's installed file that has been modified
> > >>by the user, it doesn't by default replace it with a new version.
> > >>Instead, it just leaves the file there and skips the new version's
> > >>file.
> > >
> > >Er, only conffiles get such treatment.
> > 
> > I'm confused.  What do you mean by hand waving here?  Was I leaving out 
> > some information?  Was I wrong about some information?
> Yes, Adam didn't say it explicitely, but your premise is wrong -- dpkg
> blithely overwrites all files that aren't marked as conffiles.

Unless Michael used dpkg-divert on those drivers before inserting his
own versions. Not likely, but maybe this will jog a memory...


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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