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Bug#32877: dpkg: Please!!

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.4
Followup-For: Bug #32877

I agree emphathically!!

It would be great if you can merge changes in configfiles on update.
(just like 'cvs update')

And if dpkg doesn't currently save unmolested config files somewhere,
just create a copy of every config file in /var/lib/dpkg/config/<path>
when packages are installed.  (perhaps compressed)

The extra diskspace would be worth it.  Or make it optional.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux desk.wscott1.homeip.net 2.4.19-pre9 #18 Wed May 29 10:19:16 EST 2002 i686

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.4     a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-12   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

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