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From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog <at> debian.org>
Subject: Bug#595112: /usr/bin/dpkg-maintscript-helper: Please provide helper for moving a conffile between packages
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.dpkg.bugs
Date: Friday 13th July 2012 15:26:28 UTC (over 4 years ago)
retitle 595112 dpkg-maintscript-helper: new helper for moving a conffile
between packages
thanks

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Moving a conffile from one package to another seems to prove even more
> difficult than renaming it or removing it.  Please consider providing
> support for this case in dpkg-maintscript-helper.

What kind of problems are you referring to?

Michael Biebl reported in the thread at
http:[email protected]
that the difficulty was to handle the case where the target
package has no guaranty to be installed. In that case, we
might keep the old conffile around when we don't really
want.

In http:[email protected]
I suggested to create a rm_conffile_if_owner helper
function to deal with this case.

Would this fit your needs too?

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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