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

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> In the meantime, I propose to modify Appendix G by adding the following
> sentence.

>     Do not attempt to divert a conffile, as <prog>dpkg</prog> does not handle
>     it well.

> I know that we should not add contents to the appendices, but in that
> case it already contains a similar warning about files vitally important
> for the systemm, and I think that it would be confusing to separate the
> two warnings.

This sounds okay for the time being, although it sounds like we may be
able to drop some of those warnings before too long.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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