Packages rename and conffiles
Hello Release and DPKG teams,
A fair number of conffiles have changed of packages.
The issue: dpkg handling of this situation has changed
between Sarge and Etch, see bug#346282.
However, unless we ask the user to upgrade dpkg before anything else,
there is a fair chance half of the system is upgraded with Sarge dpkg
and the other half with Etch dpkg.
Unfortunately, I know how to avoid spurious dpkg conffiles handling
with either of them separately, but not with both of them at once.
So we have to take a position on this issue. I can provide the list
of affected packages. There is at least openssh, vim and openoffice.
Imagine a large blue swirl here.
PS: in 3 years, I never get a single answer from the debian-dpkg
mailing list, so if you meet dpkg maintainers on IRC, please raise the