[Adduser-devel] Bug#541620: /etc/adduser.conf is not handled at all

Christoph Anton Mitterer christoph.anton.mitterer at physik.uni-muenchen.de
Tue Sep 8 08:28:32 UTC 2009


On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 23:43 +0200, Joerg Hoh wrote:
>   * /etc/adduser.conf is not marked as a conffile anymore. Instead, it
>     is moved to /usr/share/doc/adduser/examples/adduser.conf and will
>     be copied in postinst if it does not exist already.
Perhaps that my fault, but why are _so many_ packages doing this? I mean
I could understand it for config files that are really standard and do
not even belong to one specific package, as they're used by so many
programs (e.g. /etc/hosts,... or passwd,.. or that like),...
Why do we have this nice conffile mechanism then at all :)

Chris :)
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