Bug#61308: PROPOSAL] Initializing databases by using conffiles.
Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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.
I'm sorry. I did have some potato version installed in a
chroot'ed tree, I should have looked there.
> (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.)
I guess I proved that point a little. I guess what I should have
said is that from past policy (which I am more familiar with) I
had the feeling that everything under /etc had to be a conffile.
This perception is wrong, but it takes a little time for
maintainers to get familar with current policy.
I'll do my bit and will try to read it again ASAP.