[pkg-bacula-devel] Current status of merging development2 branch

Alexander Golovko alexandro at ankalagon.ru
Tue Jun 5 17:22:12 UTC 2012

On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:11:33 +0400, Alexander Golovko wrote:


>> <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-bacula-devel/2012-May/000242.html>
>>>>> * f968df9 Install conffiles, don't mess with them
>>>>>     REJECTED
>> [...]
>>>> At a first view Hauke's approach is more Debian-like: /etc files 
>>>> are
>>>> conffiles (see `dpkg-query -s dpkg`), so they should be treated as
>>>> such.
>>> You are right partially.
>>> Debian-like is not "conffiles", but safe process of package 
>>> updating.
>>> Dpkg conffiles is only one of methods for solve config update 
>>> problem.
>>> In our case ucf is much more better for this purpose.
>> I see two advantages of dpkg-conffiles: first, you are prompted 
>> during
>> upgrades and, second, they are listed in a central places, i.e.
>> /var/lib/dpkg/info/dpkg.conffiles.  I know about ucf, but I have 
>> never
>> played with it and I still think that this should have been 
>> implemented
>> in dpkg, but this is another story ;-)
> ucf like dpkg prompt user, when it need update changed by user config 
> file.
> ucf register managed files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/package.conffiles.

Sorry, i mislead you.
ucf don't register managed files in 
Such ability is only in dpkg roadmap yet. This will be in future, but 
not now.

What is about config files management (user prompting, etc...) - i 
don't wrong :)

with best regards,
Alexander Golovko
email: alexandro at ankalagon.ru
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