Bug#562554: prompting due to modified conffiles which where not modified by the user

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Sat Jan 23 15:54:01 UTC 2010

Hi there,

On Friday 25 December 2009, Holger wrote:
> during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed the piuparts
> upgrade test because dpkg detected a conffile as being modified and then
> prompted the user for an action. As there is no user input, this fails. But
> this is not the real problem, the real problem is that this prompt shows up
> in the first place, as there was nobody modifying this conffile at all, the
> package has just been installed and upgraded...
>   Installing new version of config
> file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90science-config ...
>   Configuration file `/etc/blends/science/science.conf'
>    ==> File on system created by you or by a script.
>    ==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
>      What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
>       Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
>       N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
>         D     : show the differences between the versions
>         Z     : background this process to examine the situation
>    The default action is to keep your current version.
>   *** science.conf (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ? dpkg: error processing
> science-con
> fig (--configure):
>    EOF on stdin at conffile prompt
>   Errors were encountered while processing:
>    science-config
>   E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

is there any special reason for providing /etc/blends/science/science.conf 
with the package and regenerating it via blend-update-usermenus through 
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90science-config too?

Thanks and with kind regards, Jan.
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