[clug] Debian Sarge or Ubuntu for a server?

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Wed Jun 15 21:11:16 GMT 2005

Alex Satrapa <grail at goldweb.com.au> wrote:
> I have not yet found a reliable way to maintain my own configuration  
> along with the updates (more comments, new config options) that  
> suddenly appear in the files installed by the Debian packages during  
> upgrades. If anyone knows of a better method than spending a few  
> hours reading all the /etc/.../*.dpkg-new for necessary changes, I'd  
> love to hear it!

Some packages use debconf correctly and can ask you the new questions
and update the configuration file, but for the majority of packages what
you're doing is your only option.
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