dovecot.conf always shows as having been locally modified on update

Bug #661453 reported by Clint Byrum on 2010-10-15
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dovecot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Every time I update dovecot, I get asked whether or not I want to keep my locally modified dovecot.conf or use the package maintainer's version.

The problem is, I've never modified this file.

I suspect the maintainer scripts are modifying the file. If this is true, then doevcot.conf should be removed from the package and maintained by the maintainer scripts directly.

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report.

Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Opinion
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Marking Confirmed after IRC discussion with zulcss.

Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Confirmed
Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
tags: added: iso-testing
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Patch cherry picked from Debian experimental that splits up the configuration files. Possibly a little risky for Natty.

tags: added: patch
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-04-13
tags: added: server-nrs
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-04-15
Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04
assignee: nobody → Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar)
Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

In trying to reproduce this with the latest package, it no longer happens. The postinst for dovecot-common uses ucf, which prevents this, so I am marking this as Fix Released and unassigning myself.

Changed in dovecot (Ubuntu):
assignee: Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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