deb-conffiles man page

deb-conffiles — package conffiles

Synopsis

conffiles

Description

A package declares its list of conffiles by including a conffiles file in its control archive (i.e. DEBIAN/conffiles during package creation).

This file contains a list of files, one per line. They should be listed as absolute pathnames, and should exist in the binary package, otherwise dpkg(1) will ignore them (although by default dpkg-deb(1) will refuse to build such binary packages). Trailing whitespace will be trimmed, and empty lines will be ignored.

Example

/etc/alternatives/README
/etc/cron.daily/dpkg
/etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
/etc/logrotate.d/dpkg

See Also

dpkg-deb(1), dpkg(1).

Referenced By

deb(5).

2017-05-17 1.18.24 dpkg suite