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

Le Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 09:22:08AM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> 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.

Thanks for the feedback.

I will commit this as a non-normative solution in the absence of comments in
the next few days.

Then, when dpkg will be corrected, we can remove this warning and the ones in
other sections.


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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