apt-get doesn't let me interactively merge my configuration with the maintainers version

Bug #258163 reported by Muelli
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I apt-get upgraded my system and it asked my whether to keep or to overwrite my modules.blacklist.

I actually wanted to merge the changes and wished to have a mechanism for that. Gentoo for example lets you interactively merge two configurations.

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Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in apt.
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Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

This is actually a function of dpkg, not apt.

Reassigning from apt to dpkg.

affects: apt (Ubuntu) → dpkg (Ubuntu)
Changed in dpkg (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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