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Re: Init scripts as conffiles

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
> Matt Zagrabelny wrote:
>> Sure. That doesn't make it correct, optimal, or the best option, just
>> how things have always been done.
>> I understand the difference between remove and purge and the reason to
>> use both, but removing unmodified conf files seems like a win to me.
>> Keeps the clutter down.
> You'll stop thinking this when apt decides to do an upgrade as follows:
> 1. remove foo (and its conffiles)
> 2. install bar
> 3. install foo
> That is one of the reasons for the current behavior, and temporarily
> removing a package is how apt deals with certian dependency issues.
> Renaming a package is another similar reason for the current behavior.

1. would remove the unmodified conf file
3. would install it

Did I miss something?

-matt zagrabelny

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