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moving conffiles: Is there a way to fool dpkg?


when a configuration file is moved from one package to an other one, but
the file itself is not changed, then there's a problem with smooth
upgrades: dpkg will tell the user he (or a script) has changed the file.

The same is true if the file changed its name and content, and is mv'ed
to the new name in preinst to preserve possible user's changes: Even if
there are no user changes, dpkg will complain, because the files are not
registered for the old package.

Is there a way to get around this easily? (See also Bug #233886)

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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