Re: Only preserve a few conf files.
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 08:22:13PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2011, dE . wrote:
>> By default, when overwriting config files, dpkg will ask about it
>> and the default action will be no. On Desktop systems with
>> inexperienced users, the default action may not be a good idea (for
>> .e.g. when updating sudoers).
>> So is there a way to preserve only some conf files and overwrite the
>> rest (as default action)? These configuration files are the ones
>> that the admin modified so they should remain the default.
> Please ask such questions to email@example.com.
Actually I think this question was about a bug in the sudo package, so
the existing report about it against the sudo package would be the
right place to start.
Luckily it has already been fixed:
| sudo (1.8.3p1-2) unstable; urgency=low
| * if upgrading from squeeze, and the sudoers file is unmodified, avoid
| the packaging system prompting the user about a change they didn't make
| now that sudoers is a conffile, closes: #612532, #636049
dE, the behavior you propose is already the default behavior of dpkg.
Hope that helps,