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Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 16:58:24 +0200
From: Stipe Tolj <tolj AT wapme-systems DOT de>
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To: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
CC: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb AT nyckelpiga DOT de>, cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Subject: Re: Apache -5 install clobbers /etc/apache files
References: <174868800669 DOT 20020617104226 AT familiehaase DOT de> <51871816165 DOT 20020617113241 AT familiehaase DOT de> <3D0E114A DOT 9040004 AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>

Charles Wilson wrote:
> 
> Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> 
> >>All my files in /etc/apache (besides httpd.conf~) were clobbered
> >>when installing 1.13.24-5 over 1.13.24-1.  How can this happen???
> >>
> >
> > To be exact, the -1 version removed it during uninstall.
> > Well, shit happens....
> 
> No, this is a packaging *error*.  Packages (like apache) should NOT
> install configuration files, for precisely this reason.  They should
> install "default" files, and then cp them IFF the "real" file doesn't
> exist.

ok, blame on me! -- I wasn't aware of the uninstall removal, s**t!

re-packaging to -6.

Stipe

tolj AT wapme-systems DOT de
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