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

On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 07:24:51AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Now, the above proposal is that an offer be made to the admin to
> rename A.conf to A.conf.dpkg-old .  In recognition of Wichert's
> failure scenario, the prompt should at least warn the admin that
> agreeing to rename the file _could_ break packages that Depend
> on A.

No objection.  If the admin is concerned he should be able to background
the prompt and investigate just as with the current
changed-conffile-overwrite prompt.

G. Branden Robinson                |     That's the saving grace of humor:
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     if you fail, no one is laughing at
branden@debian.org                 |     you.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- A. Whitney Brown

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