severity 220469 wishlist thanks On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:05:07PM +0100, Uwe Storbeck wrote: > Package: xserver-xfree86 > Version: 4.2.1-12.1 > Severity: minor > > Hi, > > I like the idea protecting changes in the XF86Config-4 config file > by a md5-sum. > But if the config file doesn't exist dpkg-reconfigure should create > a new one instead of refusing to write it: Why? dpkg works the same way. If you delete a conffile it will respect your (apparent) wishes. > # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 > Note: not updating /etc/X11/XF86Config-4; file does not exist. > > If you are playing around with different options or even different > graphic cards and want to start from scratch with a new config file > you have to remove and reinstall the xserver-package (or at least > with knowledge of package internals to recreate the md5-file). > Removing the config file would be the much easier way. If you are playing around with different options or even different graphic cards and want to start from scratch with a new config file, save the pre-created one in a safe location, and move it back when you're done. > BTW: Getting the warning about a changed config file BEFORE going > through all the config questions would be nice. But maybe the > config mechanism doesn't have the ability to distinguish between > the package installation and a run of dpkg-reconfigure? I plan to revisit the xserver-xfree86 debconfage after 4.3.0-1 is released to unstable. -- G. Branden Robinson | It just seems to me that you are Debian GNU/Linux | willfully entering an arse-kicking email@example.com | contest with a monstrous entity http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | that has sixteen legs and no arse.
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