hey everyone, (btw i'm subscribed to the list now, so feel free to stop cc'ing me) i've summarized things up a bit here: http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/Proposals/ConffileDatabase like i say in the wiki page, the only real big question at this point is which "format" to use, i.e. <conffdb>/package/<hash> vs. <conffdb>/package/<path>. i think i'm once again leaning back towards the path-based implementation, as the only real drawback to it (besides needing to implement a mkdir -p or call it via system()) is that filenames are limited to PATH_MAX-strlen(conffdbdir) or so. given that currently there are other factors at play limiting this (like if a user builds a package in /home/user then you have to subtract that from PATH_MAX too), i think just adding a few checks and ensuring a graceful fallback behaviour would be sufficient. anyway, i re-merged in my local repo from the latest dpkg version, and there didn't seem to be any major conflicts post-trigger-merging (just a few parts that needed sorting out manually), but as i say in the page i'm suspicious that i'm not doing things right with symlinks and need to spend a bit looking at that. so it's a matter of resolving that potential issue and deciding on the question above (and making any necessary changes to accomodate it). questions? comments? feel free to post here and/or the page above. sean
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