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Re: [alpine-devel] [RFC *-conf] Aports Package -conf suffix

From: Kaarle Ritvanen <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 15:00:41 +0300 (EEST)

On Wed, 8 Jun 2016, systmkor wrote:

> The issue with the second option is that providing ones own
> ‘<pkgname>-conf’ package would have to use the ‘replaces' &
> ‘replaces_priority’ in that packages APKBUILD file, which can result in
> issues when the base package is upgraded.

Could you please elaborate on the issues you have experienced? I have used
such an approach without facing any obvious problems.

In addition, I wonder why one could not use configuration management tools
when packages contain default configuration files. Pretty much all major
Linux distributions include those in the main packages.


Received on Thu Jun 09 2016 - 15:00:41 GMT