Trivial changes in configuration files and distribution upgrade

Sebastian Heinlein glatzor at
Sat Nov 4 06:12:17 GMT 2006

Am Freitag, den 03.11.2006, 23:35 -0600 schrieb Daemon Burrito:
> Trivial changes in configuration files causes unnecessary prompts
> during a distribution upgrade (invoked with 'update-manager -c -d'). 
> A user won't babysit a script that runs for up to 4 hours (even longer
> for some). Any plans to make the python script smarter when parsing
> configuration files? For example, ignoring whitespace changes and
> comments would help. 

Hello Daemon,

It would be quite hard to make a difference between a commented option
and a real comment. Additionally the comment formating isn't consistent
in all configuration files.

Please use the bug tracker for wishlist items and bug reports in the
future. This helps to keep the volume of this list low and your issue
won't get lost in the large mail archive.


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