Re: bind9 is comming
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Rune Nordbøe Skillingstad wrote:
| On 2004-02-28 17:58:34+0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
| : | ln -sf /etc/bind/debian-edu/named-bind9.conf /etc/bin/named.conf
| : | invoke-rc.d bind9 restart
| : Bad idea! Debian scripts handling "conffiles" (configuration files
| : updated automatically on package updates if not edited by the local
| : admin) do not handle symlinks very well.
| I was not aware of that. Ideas on how to solve our configuration file
| deployment an other way?
I'd suggest doing similar to web applications like IMP:
1) Rewrite the config file to only be an add-on snippet, place it as
/etc/debian-edu/named-bind9.conf, and socument in
/usr/share/doc/debian-edu/README.Debian how to include it in
2) Figure out a way to include it automatically. Either discuss it with
the owner of bind9 or provide a script that the admin can run locally
which messes with the file (and maybe propose to run the script through
debconf - but NOT with "yes" as default answer).
It is a violation of Debian Policy to tamper with conffiles of other
~ - Jonas
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