HEADS UP: pkg-plist strict enforcement starting

Kirill Ponomarew krion at voodoo.oberon.net
Fri Jan 14 06:02:03 PST 2005

On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 03:57:45PM +0200, Adi Pircalabu wrote:
> I understand your point, it is very decent from an application to
> clean-up after deinstall. But sometimes it is not appropriate to
> complete delete all the dirs/files, especially when the files are, let's
> say, system-wide configuration files. What if I upgrade the software? Do
> I have to backup the configuration before upgrading, and then restore it
> after the upgrade completed? I'm too lazy for that, I'd like a smooth
> and easy upgrade :)

That's why I suggested to use cmp(1) in pkg-plist to compare
*default* configuration files and *user-defined* configuration
files :)

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