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Re: dpkg-reconfigure, policy, and least surprise principle



>   On the one hand, I am not allowed to change sourceforge.conf on
> upgrade, and on the other hand the user expects a dpkg-reconfigure to
> really reconfigure his system.  Yet both operations do the same thing
> (invoke postinst).  What to do?
> 

Doesn't dpkg-reconfigure pass a `reconfigure' argument to the config
script? You could use that to determine if it's an upgrade a fresh
install or reconfiguring, and if it's the latter, then do touch the
configuration files.

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