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Bug#108587: May packages rm -rf subdirectories of /etc/ ?

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 04:39:08PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> The real question is: what is reasonable behaviour? Keeping the file as

What about this?

Treat the disappearence of a conffile the same way as you treat any
other changes.  Prompt the user as usual, if they answer yes, then
rename the file to .dpkg-old.  Otherwise do nothing.

Dpkg will still need to remember the .dpkg-old file so that later
on it can purge it.
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