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Re: DESTDIR and .conf file

[sorry for the AOL re: DH_COMPAT mode 3 and dh_installdeb]

also sprach Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net> [2005.03.09.0036 +0100]:
> If a file is provided by the package, then it is a conffile and
> not only a configuration file.


> OTOH, if maintainer scripts create the file (possibly from
> a template in /usr/share/), then it is a configuration file but
> not a conffile.

The point is that the policy says that configuration files that are
automatically generated must not be marked as conffiles. Yet the
maintainer must ensure that they are treated as configuration files,
with help from tools like ucf.

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