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Re: stretch update overwrites nano file




On Mon 26 Nov 2018 at 16:31:38 (+0000), Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> What I just DID notice is that the upgrade replaced ALL nanorc files in the /usr/share/nano/ directory. All ca. 30 default files with timestamp Jul 16 2014 are gone and my default.nanorc file of a later date is gone as well.
> There are now around 40 files with timestamp Jan 11 2017.

AIUI those files are part of the nano package, so the upgrade upgrades
them. It would be nice if one could substitute one's own foo.nanorc
file in a location like /etc/nano/ but I don't think the code for that
has been written into the program.

> There was no warning that it was going to do so. Worse there are NO *.nanorc.dpkg-old files to replace the new color schemes with my old ones.

I think that facility only takes place for conffiles, and those files
aren't conffiles. If they were, they would have to reside under /etc.

Cheers,
David.