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Re: problem with automatic upgrade (changed conffile)

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 09:07:45AM +0200, Hans Ekbrand wrote:


> My question is:
> "How do I do to get automatic security updates also for packages that
> I have changed a conffile in?"

The answer was in the Debian Reference Manual


Create a file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50automatic-installs-save-oldconfig
Put the following into it:

Dpkg::Options {"--force-confold";}

PS. Oddly enough, --force-confold is said to be "mostly intended to be used by
experts only" in the manual of dpkg.

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