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Bug#187218: xserver-xfree86: Wrong update of system

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 12:29:35PM +0100, Leonardo Boselli wrote:
> On 9 Nov 2003, at 23:20, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Feel free to write a complete and robust parser for XF86Config files
> > in POSIX shell and submit it to me for inclusion in the XFree86
> > packages.
> I submit another humble proposal: just, during installation, show a screen
>  saying "do you want to keep previous config files, even if this could 
> not work whit new binaries?" . 
> It could be quite simple to implement, but still efficient !

This happens by default on new installs.  If you read NEWS.Debian you'll
see that the scenario you complain about only happens to people
upgrading from woody who left no evidence that they were unhappy with
having their config files "managed" by debconf.

(The apt-listchanges package is handy for seeing updates to NEWS.Debian

G. Branden Robinson                |      A fundamentalist is someone who
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      hates sin more than he loves
branden@debian.org                 |      virtue.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- John H. Schaar

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