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

On 6/5/05, Marty <martyb@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> 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
> >> updated)
> >>
> >> 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".)

I think I never changed these, so they should still be at the default settings:
What interface should be used for configuring packages? Dialog
See only questions that are of what priority and higher? medium

> 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
> "critical."

Agreed. Changing the X-config is absolutely critical.

Best regards,

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