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Re: Modifying other packages' conffiles: the not-so-ideal way



On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 11:16:39AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> policy says in section 10.7.4:

> ,----
> | If it is desirable for two or more related packages to share a
> | configuration file and for all of the related packages to be able to
> | modify that configuration file, then the following should be done:
> | 
> |    1. One of the related packages (the "owning" package) will manage
> |    the configuration file with maintainer scripts as described in the
> |    previous section.
> |
> |    2. The owning package should also provide a program that the other
> |    packages may use to modify the configuration file.
> |
> |    3. The related packages must use the provided program to make any
> |    desired modifications to the configuration file.
> `----
[...]
> ,----
> | The maintainer scripts must not alter a conffile of any package
> `----

You are mixing up "conffile" and "configuration-file".
               cu andreas



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