Re: problem with files in /etc/dir.d
On 2004-02-12 Filippo Rusconi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I effectively get the said file in
> telling me that the "make install" target has worked ok.
> However, I also noticed that this file is referenced here:
Debhelper in >=v3 mode will automaticaly flag all files in /etc as
> although I never had a conffiles for this package, because the
> polyxmassdata.conf SHOULD be overwritten upon a new install.
Then it is misplaced in /etc (which is a release-critical bug) and
should go to /usr/share/.
> The result of all this is that the polyxmassdata.conf seems to be
> included in the deb file (as seen using "dpkg -X file.deb /tmp"), but
> does not get installed (presumably because, indeed, the debian
> packaging system does think it is a conffile).
dpkg-conffile handling preserves file-removal.
> So my question ? How can I have a configuration file installed
> somewhere in /etc without having the debian packaging system think it
> is a conffile ?
Please read policy 10.7 and check whether this indeed is a
"configuration file" as specified by policy ("Typically, configuration
files are intended to be modified by the system administrator") which
requires you to fulfill 10.7.3, "local changes must be preserved".
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