Bug#152299: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#152299: dpkg: Should warn when 3rd-party file effects (un)installation)
Steve Greenland wrote:
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...
Nope, didn't get any more complicated than cp. :)
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to email@example.com
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org