[pkg-bacula-devel] Bug#688199: bacula-director-sqlite3: modifies conffiles (policy 10.7.3): /etc/bacula/scripts/delete_catalog_backup
alexandro at ankalagon.ru
Sat Oct 6 23:02:30 UTC 2012
tags 688199 + pending
В Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:12:48 +0400
Alexander Golovko <alexandro at ankalagon.ru> пишет:
> Thank you for report!
> This is a result of our fix #656912.
> We should switch this file to ucf control or revert this changes.
Fixed in git master branch. This changes will be included in next
> But changes in config file are not dangerous for users.
> В Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:46:44 +0200
> Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> пишет:
> > Package: bacula-director-sqlite3
> > Version: 5.2.6+dfsg-3
> > Severity: serious
> > User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
> > Usertags: piuparts
> > Hi,
> > during a test with piuparts I noticed your package modifies
> > conffiles. This is forbidden by the policy, see
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s-config-files
> > 10.7.3: "[...] The easy way to achieve this behavior is to make the
> > configuration file a conffile. [...] This implies that the default
> > version will be part of the package distribution, and must not be
> > modified by the maintainer scripts during installation (or at any
> > other time)."
> > Note that once a package ships a modified version of that conffile,
> > dpkg will prompt the user for an action how to handle the upgrade of
> > this modified conffile (that was not modified by the user).
> > Further in 10.7.3: "[...] must not ask unnecessary questions
> > (particularly during upgrades) [...]"
> > If a configuration file is customized by a maintainer script after
> > having asked some debconf questions, it may not be marked as a
> > conffile. Instead a template could be installed in /usr/share and
> > used by the postinst script to fill in the custom values and create
> > (or update) the configuration file (preserving any user
> > modifications!). This file must be removed during postrm purge.
> > ucf(1) may help with these tasks.
> > See also http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling
> > In https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/09/msg00412.html and
> > followups it has been agreed that these bugs are to be filed with
> > severity serious.
> > debsums reports modification of the following files,
> > from the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):
> > /etc/bacula/scripts/delete_catalog_backup
> > cheers,
> > Andreas
with best regards,
email: alexandro at ankalagon.ru
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