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Bug#318688: x11-common: conffile prompts for /etc/X11/Xsession* when replacing xfree86-common

On 2005-09-25 Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> No, you would only need to ship the *md5sum* of the old xfree86-common
> conffile with the x11-common package, for comparison with the currently
> installed version of the file.

That is currently not possible isn't? i.e. there is no way to tell
dpkg "The previous md5sum of the conffile was ....".[1]

I think this will need maintainerscript magic, similar to the one
discussed in http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.x/24539
and following.
             cu andreas
[1] Afaict dpkg calculates the new conffile's md5sum at installation
time, it is not even shipped in the .deb.

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