Re: Bug#132530: base-passwd: rename .org extension to .dpkg-old
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 04:23:30PM -0800, Bill Wohler wrote:
> The old passwd files should be backed up into *.dpkg-old to be
> consistent with other packages. One example of why it is important to
> be consistent, although it might not be explicitly mentioned in the
> Debian Policy Manual (although it should be), is this: After updates,
> I do a "find / -name *.dpkg-*" to see which configuration files have
> been modified. My sanity check would miss your *.org files, which in
> the case of the password files, could have tragic consequences.
dpkg maintainers: is there any kind of namespace policy on *.dpkg-*
(i.e. is it reserved for conffiles)? It would seem useful if other
packages could use that pattern, since various tools special-case it,
but I thought I'd check.
> Also, the following message is unnecessarily verbose:
My development version reduces the verbosity a bit.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]