Re: Removing former conffiles
On Mon, 06 Feb 2006, Frank Küster wrote:
> - if it is changed, either keep it and insert a comment at its
> beginning that it is unused, or move/rename it. In all cases where
> the file's presence could have a bad effect, I renamed or moved
Just a word of caution here: If the administrator has modified the
file, you should not rename or move it, as they may know better than
you what they're doing. A proper course of action would be warning
them, and/or offering to remove the files in question via debconf.
Additionally, you should check to make sure whether you're upgrading
from a version after this transition; if that's the case, you
shouldn't rename/delete either.
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completely wrong. Life was often very expensive; you could get death
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