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

On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:21:04AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 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.

As much as I hate prompting, this is what I personally always had in

It's too hard to know what the right thing to do is.  Best to prompt.

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