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Bug#703022: debian-policy: Appendix G: Diversion example faulty (doesn't work for conffiles)


On Thu, 14 Mar 2013, Guillem Jover wrote:
> It should work way better than before, in part thanks the to the usage
> and bug reporting from MIT, but as you say there's still some wrinkles,
> which I plan on fixing for 1.17.x; in any case I'm always interested in
> any bug reports affecting these.

The major issue I had with this case is when you try to purge the
diverting package. On remove, you put back in place in the original
conffile and at that point dpkg should (but doesn't currently) forget
about the conffile in the diverting package. Otherwise on purge, you
actually remove the diverted conffile and you have no files left.

I don't know if that's part of your "known wrinkles". If not, I'll happily
open a bug report. Let me know.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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