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NAME

       deb-conffiles - package conffiles

SYNOPSIS

       DEBIAN/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, with an optional leading flag separated
       by whitespace.  The conffiles must be listed as absolute pathnames.  Trailing whitespace
       will be trimmed, but empty or whitespace-only lines are not accepted.

       Files without a flag should exist in the binary package, otherwise dpkg(1) will ignore
       them.

       There is currently only one flag supported, remove-on-upgrade, to mark that a conffile
       needs to be removed on the next upgrade (since dpkg 1.20.6).  These files must not exist
       in the binary package, as both dpkg(1) and dpkg-deb(1) will not accept building nor
       processing such binary packages.

EXAMPLE

        /etc/alternatives/README
        /etc/cron.daily/dpkg
        /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
        /etc/logrotate.d/dpkg
        remove-on-upgrade /etc/some-old-file.conf

SEE ALSO

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