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Re: 2 packages using same conffile

>>>>> On Sun, 5 Jul 1998 07:31:30 +0000, Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@earthlink.net> said:

 Joseph> [1 <text/plain; us-ascii (7bit)>] What does one do in a
 Joseph> situation where two packages both provide the same conffile?
 Joseph> Currently they use different names for the file, but both
 Joseph> packages can (and probably should) use the same file.  How
 Joseph> should this be handled, both from a policy and from an
 Joseph> implementation standpoint?

 Joseph> I could create the file in postinst if it doesn't exist, but
 Joseph> this seems like a Bad Idea<tm> for many reasons.  Is there
 Joseph> really no Right Way to do this except to leave them as two
 Joseph> seperate files and have the user deal with it however they
 Joseph> will?  [2 <application/pgp-signature>]

It's kind of ugly, but you could have a package irc-common with that
file in it. (Are there other things that irc clients can share?

Then it can be treated as a conffile, but neither package owns it.
They just depend on irc-common.

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