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Re: Old bugs

On 01-Jul-99, 09:17 (CDT), Julian Gilbey <J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk> wrote: 
> #29770: Policy should be clearer about conffiles and configuration
>    files: conffiles are those listed in DEBIAN/conffiles;
>    configuration files might not be listed.  And packages should not
>    be permitted to directly modify the *configuration* files of other
>    packages.

I volunteered a long time ago to rewrite the configuration file section,
clarifying and correcting the usage of "conffile" and "configuration
file"; I guess it's time I finally did it. You should see something

(If somebody else beats me to it, I won't object).


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