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Bug#192043: Please add "overwrite all" and "overwrite all under subtree" replies to modified conffile options

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.10
Severity: wishlist


when a package has a huge number of conffiles that change during an upgrade
(e.g. the /etc/X11 subtree), it's annoying to have to press "y" for each
file to overwrite (or "n", for that matter). (I don't know why dpkg picks
them up as modified, as I certainly didn't touch them, but I could have, so
the report is still valid.)

It would be nice to have an option to overwrite all modified conffiles for
this package, or this subtree, or this session (and, likewise, to never
overwrite conffiles for this package, subtree or session).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux chardonnay 2.4.20-wolk4.0s-rc3-chardonnay #2 Sun Mar 16 12:57:21 CET 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU

Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect                       1.10.10    a user tool to manage Debian packa
ii  libc6                         2.3.1-17   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an

-- no debconf information

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