Subject: Re: pkg/7158
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/09/1999 04:33:03
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > The copy of the mailer.conf in /etc shouldn't be removed, right?
> No, it shouldn't. Other packages don't remove their configuration
> files from "/etc", too.

Um, which ones? IIRC, ssh is the only one here, and it doesn't nuke the
host key for good reasons. After all, what good is it for to leave back
(unmodified!) config files, if the package's long gone?

Even worse, if you upgrade to a newer version and that version tries to be
smart, it won't overwrite the file and result in possible wrong operation
resulting from the outdated config file. Certainly not desirable.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>