[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#433638: Bug#433638: preinst script should not use hardcode md5 for config files

Sjoerd Simons sjoerd at spring.luon.net
Wed Jul 18 13:12:51 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 01:54:03PM +0200, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> Package: dbus
> Severity: normal
> Version: 1.1.1-3
> Hi,
> I don't think the preinst script should use hardcoded md5 for config
> files. There is an other method to check md5, please see:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling

The md5sum was hardcoded for a reason :).. See:

r357 | sjoerd | 2005-11-10 08:49:15 +0000 (Thu, 10 Nov 2005) | 1 line

Pass the md5sum to rm_conffile, because dpkg looses track of it when
dbus-1-util is purged or upgraded

We could potentially remove this though. As the move was made before etch, so
we don't have to support it anymore strictly.. But i don't see any real reason
to remove it or to try to fix it while it's not broken :)

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