Bug#781448: unblock (pre-approval): libcap2/1:2.24-8
Christian Kastner <debian <at> kvr.at>
2015-03-29 13:28:26 GMT
User: release.debian.org <at> packages.debian.org
in #780432 we had:
On 2015-03-13 22:13, Niels Thykier wrote:
> On 2015-03-13 21:44, Christian Kastner wrote:
>> Furthermore, would you perhaps be willing to also accept a fix for
>> #768229 (obsolete conffile removal)? If so, I'll provide an updated debdiff.
> Ack, please go ahead. Assuming the conffile removal is done by
> debhelper's maintscript file, please consider it pre-approved as well
> and include it.
Well, even though this changed passed all my local tests safely ,
there are scenarios where this change leads to conffile breakage, see RC
I researched this a bit and my impression is that there is yet no safe
and trivial way to remove a conffile from a package A (where is has
become obsolete) after it has been moved to another package B (but B
might not be installed). See  and , for example.
The attached debdiff drops debian/libcap2-bin.maintscript. This means
that #768229 will have to be reopened, but I'd rather accept this wart
than attempt any non-trivial solution this late in the freeze.