Re: Symlinks as conffiles?
On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:24:03PM -0500, TNKS wrote:
> 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.