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Re: Symlinks as conffiles?

On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:24:03PM -0500, TNKS wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this is not off-topic for this forum.  I have a simple question, and
> there's _so_ many forums it's tough to find the best one.
> I'm a long-time user of Debian trying to learn more about the distribution
> and also the Policy. 
> Someone on #debian mentioned that symlinks can be included in the package
> file listing.  If that's the case, can symlinks also be conffiles?  Will
> dpkg make .dpkg-old symlinks and the like if the user changes the target of
> the symlink?  

> Even if it works, is it not recommended because of some corner-case(s) dpkg
> just isn't designed for?
Correct, even if the recommendation is just mine..

See the lessdisks-terminal bug #360673 and its clone for why this
[can] be really bad.


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