[Pkg-samba-maint] new conf file refused interactively still installed with new date

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Apr 7 07:56:15 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 07:38:51AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> (please answer to pkg-samba-maint only unless this is *not* related to
> the samba packages. No need to CC me to replies)

Do I understand from the headers that this thread originated on the dpkg
list?  This is not a dpkg issue, the samba package uses ucf, not conffiles.

> Quoting Michel BRIAND (michelbriand at free.fr):
> > Hello,

> > smb.conf conffile (install new, keep old, diff, ...).

> > I replied "keep old". But the conffile has the date of today...

> samba is now using ucf to handle smb.conf changes. That might be
> related.

Er, it's not just related, this is the expected behavior.  smb.conf is
touched on every update of the samba-common package because of debconf; the
ucf prompting/handling just presents the user with an opportunity to
incorporate new recommended settings provided by the package, it doesn't
mean timestamps will somehow be preserved.

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