Subject: Re: Proposal: new binary package format
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/31/1999 03:36:53
On 31 May 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> In article <>,
> 	Todd Vierling <> writes:
> > - the currently installed package will always have an example file installed
> > - the config file can be copied somewhere else, e.g. /etc, without too
> >   many complications
> Ok. But what I want to avoid is that this configuration file will remain
> there even after the package is completely gone.

But isn't that exactly the point of doing it that way? You want to be
able to upgrade without wiping out all your config files, don't you?