Debian Bug report logs - #553563
sendfile: file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile /etc/cron.weekly/sendfile

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Package: sendfile; Maintainer for sendfile is Martin Schulze <>; Source for sendfile is src:sendfile.

Reported by: Manoj Srivastava <>

Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 06:51:13 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version sendfile/2.1b.20080616-2

Fixed in version sendfile/2.1b.20080616-2.1

Done: gregor herrmann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Martin Schulze <>:
Bug#553563; Package sendfile. (Sun, 01 Nov 2009 06:51:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Manoj Srivastava <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Martin Schulze <>. (Sun, 01 Nov 2009 06:51:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Manoj Srivastava <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: sendfile: file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile /etc/cron.weekly/sendfile
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 01:34:21 -0500
Package: sendfile
Version: 2.1b.20080616-2
Severity: serious
Usertags: file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile

Files in /etc must be marked conffiles if they are included in a
package. Otherwise they should be created by maintainer scripts.

Refer to Debian Policy Manual section 10.7 (Configuration files) for

Filed as serious, since this is a violation of a must directive in
policy, and also since a package with these files will currently get
this package rejected. See
for details. This means the package has been deemed too buggy to be in


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages sendfile depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.10.1-3     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libreadline5                5.2-6        GNU readline and history libraries
ii  openbsd-inetd [inet-superse 0.20080125-3 The OpenBSD Internet Superserver
ii  perl [perl5]                5.10.1-6     Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

sendfile recommends no packages.

Versions of packages sendfile suggests:
pn  pgp-i                         <none>     (no description available)

Information forwarded to, Martin Schulze <>:
Bug#553563; Package sendfile. (Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to gregor herrmann <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Martin Schulze <>. (Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: gregor herrmann <>
Subject: sendfile: diff for NMU version 2.1b.20080616-2.1
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:57:33 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Dear maintainer,

I've uploaded an NMU for sendfile (versioned as 2.1b.20080616-2.1). The diff
is attached to this message.

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[sendfile-2.1b.20080616-2.1-nmu.diff (text/x-diff, attachment)]
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Reply sent to gregor herrmann <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:06:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Manoj Srivastava <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:06:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: gregor herrmann <>
Subject: Bug#553563: fixed in sendfile 2.1b.20080616-2.1
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:02:26 +0000
Source: sendfile
Source-Version: 2.1b.20080616-2.1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
sendfile, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/s/sendfile/sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.diff.gz
  to main/s/sendfile/sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.dsc
  to main/s/sendfile/sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
gregor herrmann <> (supplier of updated sendfile package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:50:59 +0100
Source: sendfile
Binary: sendfile
Architecture: source i386
Version: 2.1b.20080616-2.1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <>
Changed-By: gregor herrmann <>
 sendfile   - Simple Asynchronous File Transfer
Closes: 553563 553850
 sendfile (2.1b.20080616-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Non-maintainer upload.
   * Fix "file-in-etc-not-marked-as-conffile /etc/cron.weekly/sendfile"
     by adding /etc/cron.weekly/sendfile to debian/conffiles (closes: #553563).
   * Fix "replacing libreadline5-dev build dependency with libreadline-
     dev" (closes: #553850).
 ec371805dcf15e2d41424b076eac0c0bf5a5767b 1657 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.dsc
 aba1d0db05e01b2ef15ab81faf912236dfc7b84e 14540 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.diff.gz
 b00f73e77ef83a427b0c438c7a0dbd294131ea31 252612 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1_i386.deb
 01b3248d9494a57807388cfc919d4610308e2a7142757f5d9c71e4f8317284c8 1657 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.dsc
 fa8d590441d7e47d758374ac828f06f002ebbebd8aff5df23bf96a1efe4733f4 14540 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.diff.gz
 1cb907ca1fe1487412a44fafb986c46b2b11bb3f70b40b23439366e33fd7e93f 252612 sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1_i386.deb
 2121a7339273006c22fd5edad30c6ca1 1657 net optional sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.dsc
 faa23db8b1ecbcd022f2cbda28ef9f7f 14540 net optional sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1.diff.gz
 0117df164dd4b63fdab133c36f17d9a6 252612 net optional sendfile_2.1b.20080616-2.1_i386.deb

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