Re: 2 packages using same conffile
>>>>> On Sun, 5 Jul 1998 07:31:30 +0000, Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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