> And the conffile will not be removed.
> Is the user in the wrong here? debian-faq says no, as it specifically
> advises the user of dch -l when performing a local build. The user
> cannot know when he's rebuilding the package that a subsequent version
> will remove the conffile, and the package maintainer cannot know that a
> user has rebuilt the package locally.
> The same will happen when NMUs are prepared, if the package maintainer
> is not careful about the version number that they invoke rm_conffile
Good analysis, you're right. But the only fix that we can afford (since we
want to preserve the API) is to update the documentation to recommend
using a fake version bigger than $LASTVERSION and smaller than the version
where the conffile is gone.
In your example it would be "2-1~".
Do you feel like suggesting a patch (or just an improved wording) for
the manual page?