Devuan bug report logs - #303
devuan-baseconf: replaces /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list without asking

Package: devuan-baseconf; Maintainer for devuan-baseconf is Franco (nextime) Lanza <>;

Reported by: Dimitris <>

Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 10:14:32 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: fsmithred <>

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Subject: 303 - devuan-baseconf: replaces /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list without asking
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:33:05 -0400

Fixed in Beowulf.

devuan-baseconf is no longer used, and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list
is not created (or replaced if you created one yourself.)

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From: Dimitris <>
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Subject: devuan-baseconf: replaces /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list without asking
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:13:09 +0200
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Package: devuan-baseconf
Version: 0.6.4+devuan3
Severity: normal


had a modified /etc/apt/sources.list.d/devuan.list in beowulf server and
noticed that recent devuan-baseconf update, replaced that file.
Tried on a ceres pc too, modified devuan.list and reinstalled
devuan-baseconf, same behavior.
while it didn't do any harm, i think it would be a safer option to ask
about replacing any file in /etc.


-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux beowulf/ceres
Release:	10
Codename:	n/a
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

-- debconf information:
* devuan-baseconf/components: main
* devuan-baseconf/note:
* devuan-baseconf/suite: ceres

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