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Re: sarge: last night's "apt-get" overwrites/changes /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 11:53:19AM +0200, Hannes Mayer wrote:
Hi all!

An "apt-get upgrade" last night broke my mousewheel. Furthermore the
mouse speed has decreased. (several (all?) XFree86 packages were

The problem is that "apt-get" seems to overwrite/change the X-config
file: /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
So if you "apt-get upgrade" now, make sure you have a backup of that
config file.

Based on a hunch, I am curious what is your debconf question prior setting?
(To check it do "dpkg-reconfigure debconf".)

Strange, if you have customized XF86Config-4 (every should, as there is
no default), it should (a) leave it alone, or (b) ask you what to do.
If it does neither, then it is bug that needs to be filed.


Is this always true?  I wonder what is supposed to happen here if the
default debconf question priority setting is "critical?"   But even if
the debconf  setting matters, that doesn't mean it's not a bug.  I think
this type of configuration change should probably be considered at least

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