Re: Missing files in /etc
Karolina Lindqvist <email@example.com> writes:
> onsdagen den 8 januari 2003 18.57 skrev Raphael Hertzog:
>> apt-get -o dpkg::options::="--force-confmiss"
>> You can put it once for all in a file in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/.
>> Check man apt.conf for details.
That is the individual solution when the trouble is there. But is
>there no way to make the package so that the trouble does not occur,
>or at least is warned for?
Policy prohibits overriding conffiles that have been changed by
the admin. Deleting a file is considered changing it. One must
assume that the admin deleted the file for a reason. Debian does not
prevent users from shooting themselves in the foot. However, I
believe the new conffile will be installed as <filename>.dpkg-dist.
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