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Re: Migrating away from ucf without dpkg prompting




On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:22:45 +0100, Mark Hindley <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
>I suppose I thought simpler handling and dropping an unnecessary dependency was a
>step forward.

I would be all for doing it the other way around: First address the
remaining usability and completeness issues in ucf and then happily
deprecate dpkg conffile handling in favor of having ucf as the default
for conffile handling. It's just _WAY_ superior, more flexible and
less ugly.

Having the possibility to remove conffile handling fromd dpkg proper
in, let's say five releases (a decate of wall-calendar time) would
also reduce the maintenance burden on the dpkg maintainers.

Greetings
Marc
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