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Re: diversions and conffiles?

On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Max Bowsher wrote:
>   Is it valid to try to divert a conffile?

No. It's known to be unsafe.

> If not, are there any other tricks that can be used to distribute a set  
> of conffile customizations in a package?

It depends, adapt the package so that it can obtain configuration from
multiple files (like /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/) and have the new package
provide some files in that directory.

If that doesn't work, then you have to manually replace/generate
the configuration file but you're not allowed to do it automatically,
you should at least ask the user a confirmation with debconf.

Raphaël Hertzog

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