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 <email@example.com> 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...
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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