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 (22.214.171.124-2) 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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>