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force-confnew (was: Document correct buildd chroot setup somewhere?)

* Kurt Roeckx (kurt@roeckx.be) [100405 13:54]:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 01:16:35PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > 
> > 3. dpkg.cfg:
> > 
> > For >= squeeze we automatically write "force-confnew" to
> > /etc/dpkg/dpkg.conf.d/force-confnew on each entering of the chroot.
> We really shouldn't be doing this.  Instead we should fix the
> bugs.  #576508 is probably part of the problem.

I agree that 576508 is a bug, and I think I'll just fix that one for
buildd.d.o-packages now.

However, I still think we should use force-confnew, because conffiles
shouldn't contain valuable changes in the chroots. Why do you think
it's bad to use force-confnew?


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