Ticket #543 (closed defect: fixed)
auto-updater should resolve conffile conflicts on -workstation
|Reported by:||jdreed||Owned by:|
|Cc:||Fixed in version:|
This was originally the second half of #483:
Right now, if anything triggers a dpkg conffile conflict, auto-update will hang indefinitely. Cluster machines invoke apttiude with "-o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confnew"
On not-cluster machines, it's less clear. It sounds like Athena 9 used rpm's default behavior, which was the equivalent of --force-confold. I think ideally the update should fail and e-mail root (which may or may not go anywhere useful), leaving them to fix the upgrade, but I don't know if there's a way to make dpkg error out on conffile conflicts.
- Milestone changed from Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy) to Fall 2010