base-files: /etc/update-motd.d/* should be conffiles

Bug #813282 reported by Malcolm Scott on 2011-07-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
base-files (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray

Bug Description

base-files (5.0.0ubuntu20.10.04.4) installs the following files in /etc:


but it does not list them as conffiles, so upgrades to base-files clobber any local changes (e.g. I tend to comment out the help text on servers where I offer my own documentation).

Please add these to debian/conffiles.

The same may apply to /etc/legal, unless this has been intentionally omitted.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Attached is patch which resolves this issue for Oneiric.

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package base-files - 6.4ubuntu3

base-files (6.4ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low

  * add update-motd.d files to conffiles (LP: #813282)
 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:04:07 -0700

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Malcolm Scott (malcscott) wrote :

Wonderful; impressively quick fix. Thanks!

Any chance of this making it into {lucid,maverick,natty}-updates too?

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