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 <email@example.com>