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Re: [PATCH] add dpkg-conffile, based upon http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling

Joey Hess wrote:
Michael Biebl wrote:
It was discussed briefly on debian-devel, but there is also the case that the backup files should be cleaned up on purge.

dpkg tracks obsolete conffiles, but on removal/purge, it does not remove the
obsolete conffile. If it did, it would make sense for it to also remove
any .dpkg-old file, and that would seem to be a better way to handle the
purge case.

Hm, when you rename the conffile to *.dpkg-bak in pre-inst, dpkg does no longer track the conffile (as the original conffile does no longer exist). So how do you think, dpkg should handle that?


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