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Re: Packages rename and conffiles

On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 09:21:38PM +0000, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 09:03:06PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > So we have to take a position on this issue. I can provide the list
> > of affected packages. There is at least openssh, vim and openoffice.
> The following packages trigger useless confile handling, but there 
> are others:
> tiger (3.2.1-34)            file `/etc/tiger/tigerrc'
> cyphesis-cpp (0.5.8-1+b1)   file `/etc/cyphesis/cyphesis.vconf'
> localepurge (0.5.7) ...     file `/etc/locale.nopurge'
> moinmoin-common (1.5.3-1.1) file `/etc/moin/mywiki.py'
> wdm (1.28-2.2)              file `/etc/X11/wdm/wdm-config'
> gnump3d (         file `/etc/gnump3d/gnump3d.conf'
> libnet-perl (1.19-3)        file `/etc/libnet.cfg'
> netmrg (0.18.2-14)          file `/etc/netmrg/netmrg.xml'

Last week I upgraded a sarge system to etch and had a lot of spurious
conffile problems with openssh. 


I have not filed a bug yet. I did not notice problems with any other
packages during that upgrade. More recently iceweasel has unclean
upgrading from firefox (there's a bug logged).

Another common upgrade problem is files moving between packages with
missing Replaces. I had one such problem with gnome-games-data versus
gnome-icon-theme; I'm yet to file a bug report on that too.

I used dselect for the upgrade, which didn't seem to result in any
wholesale removals. I had both KDE and GNOME installed.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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