Bug#335276: openssh conffile prompt: /etc/ssh/moduli
On Sat, Dec 23, 2006 at 11:16:55AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 23, 2006 at 10:33:56AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 02:03:45PM -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 12:20:10PM -0500, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > > > 2006-12-14 11:36:32 upgrade openssh-server 1:4.3p2-6 1:4.3p2-7
> > > >
> > > > $ md5sum /etc/ssh/moduli* openssh-client-1\:4.3p2-6/etc/ssh/moduli
> > > > 45e8268b1994ab38d5309eed05ba003c /etc/ssh/moduli
> > > > 085771ebb2b6cfe60b84ad094de0788a /etc/ssh/moduli.dpkg-old
> > > > d93b0dd7a654a68e39361caff3f3061e openssh-client-1:4.3p2-6/etc/ssh/moduli
> > Well, that almost certainly indicates that you modified it
> > inadvertently, perhaps in the process of resolving a previous conffile
> > prompt from an upgrade before this bug was fixed. Please only reopen
> > this bug if you can demonstrate that it was a truly unmodified conffile.
> In fact, 085771ebb2b6cfe60b84ad094de0788a was the md5sum in ssh
> 1:3.8.1p1-8, so this simply indicates that you answered "no, keep my
> changes" to the previous erroneous conffile prompt during a previous
> post-sarge upgrade, from which point on dpkg believes that you modified
> the conffile locally. The bug that caused this erroneous conffile prompt
> has been fixed, and the rest is not a bug.
This makes sense; thanks for the analysis.
BTW, you have referred to a dpkg bug, in particular "coruption of the
status database" or such. Can you provide a reference for this? All
I'm aware of that dpkg was patched post-sarge to avoid conffile
prompts, and to remove obsolete conffiles.