Re: question on conffiles
On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 11:20:02PM +0800, Zhao Wei <email@example.com> spake forth:
> As read from packaging-manual, there're two ways to handle
> system specific config files, one to list them in debian/conffiles,
> the other is (optionally write a /usr/bin/pkgxxxconfig to aid) to
> write/modify the config file in debian/postinst, and don't list them
> in debian/conffiles. My question is with the second approach, how could
> dpkg determine if a /etc/pkgxxx.cfg belongs to pkgxxx? What if other
> package wants to overwrite it accidentally?
That's why conffiles is better in most cases :). dpkg can't know if a file's
created in postinst, so it's best to do that only if necessary (at least
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