Bug#703022: debian-policy: Appendix G: Diversion example faulty (doesn't work for conffiles)
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> In the meantime, I propose to modify Appendix G by adding the following
> 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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>