[pkg-bacula-devel] Bug#688199: Bug#688199: bacula-director-sqlite3: modifies conffiles (policy 10.7.3): /etc/bacula/scripts/delete_catalog_backup

Alexander Golovko alexandro at ankalagon.ru
Mon Sep 24 09:12:48 UTC 2012


Thank you for report!

This is a result of our fix #656912.
We should switch this file to ucf control or revert this changes.

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,
Alexander Golovko
email: alexandro at ankalagon.ru
xmpp: alexandro at ankalagon.ru
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