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Re: Changes in a conffile

>>"Josip" == Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:

 Josip> On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 12:25:36PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
 >> > An upgrade of the htdig can fail now (bug #133867), because this
 >> > location should be changed in the configuration file too. Can I
 >> > modify the location (if it's still listed as the old location) in the
 >> > configuration file from the postinst script? Policy (ch 11.7) is not
 >> > very clear about it IMHO.
 >> Change the path in the conffile in the package. Don't do anything in
 >> postinst. dpkg will notice that the conffile in the package has
 >> changed and prompt the user. If they are too stupid to [D]iff and
 >> observe the changes, that is entirely their problem

 Josip> Personally I prefer packages that fix paths themselves... as
 Josip> long as they don't fuck up anything else in the process :)

	Modifying a conffile in user scripts is a violation of

 Pecor's Health-Food Principle: Never eat rutabaga on any day of the
 week that has a "y" in it.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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