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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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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