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Bug#61308: PROPOSAL] Initializing databases by using conffiles.

On 29-Mar-00, 10:32 (CST), Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> wrote: 
> Perhaps that's because (Slink) policy says:
> 4.7. Configuration files
> ------------------------
>      Any configuration files created or used by your package should reside
>      in `/etc'. If there are several you should consider creating a
>      subdirectory named after your package.
>      It is almost certain that any file in `/etc' that is in your package's
>      file system archive should be listed in `dpkg''s `conffiles' control
>      area file. (See the _Debian Packaging Manual_).
> That wording should be cleared up if it still exists.

It doesn't. This section was completely re-written quite a while ago.

(Hmmm, we need to make it clear to developer's that policy is a living
document, and that if they are putting packages into the forthcoming
release, they need to be reading the current policy document.)

Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>

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