Re: bind9 is comming
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Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
| [Jonas Smedegaard]
|>It is a violation of Debian Policy to tamper with conffiles of other
| Is it? Please elaborate.
Section 10.7.4 (of Debian Policy 3.6.1):
| Packages which specify the same file as a `conffile' must be
| _conflicting_ with each other. (This is an instance of the general
| rule about not sharing files. Note that neither alternatives nor
| diversions are likely to be appropriate in this case; in particular,
| `dpkg' does not handle diverted `conffile's well.)
| The maintainer scripts must not alter a `conffile' of _any_ package,
| including the one the scripts belong to.
| If two or more packages use the same configuration file and it is
| reasonable for both to be installed at the same time, one of these
| packages must be defined as _owner_ of the configuration file, i.e.,
| it will be the package which handles that file as a configuration
| file. Other packages that use the configuration file must depend on
| the owning package if they require the configuration file to operate.
| If the other package will use the configuration file if present, but
| is capable of operating without it, no dependency need be declared.
| If it is desirable for two or more related packages to share a
| configuration file _and_ for all of the related packages to be
| modify that configuration file, then the following should be done:
| 1. One of the related packages (the "owning" package) will manage
| the configuration file with maintainer scripts as described in
| the previous section.
| 2. The owning package should also provide a program that the other
| packages may use to modify the configuration file.
| 3. The related packages must use the provided program to make any
| desired modifications to the configuration file. They should
| either depend on the core package to guarantee that the
| configuration modifier program is available or accept gracefully
| that they cannot modify the configuration file if it is not.
| (This is in addition to the fact that the configuration file may
| not even be present in the latter scenario.)
| Sometimes it's appropriate to create a new package which provides the
| basic infrastructure for the other packages and which manages the
| shared configuration files. (The `sgml-base' package is a good
~ - Jonas
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