[pve-devel] [PATCH cluster] sysctl snippet: move to /usr/lib and prefix with 10-

Stoiko Ivanov s.ivanov at proxmox.com
Thu Nov 11 16:42:09 CET 2021

following best-practices according to `sysctl.d(5)`:
* Packages should install their configuration files in /usr/lib/ ...
* It is recommended to prefix all filenames with a two-digit number
  and a dash ...

the conffile removal is inspired by how it was done in `procps` (one
of the few packages in the debian repository, which did this
transition) and by following `dpkg-maintscript-helper(1)` and
`deb-conffiles(5)` (the former recommending the latter)

The choice of 10- as prefix is due to pve-container shipping its
snippet with that prefix already. other packages use higher numbers
(e.g. systemd - 50-)

Tested on 2 VMs (one with modifications, the other without) - worked
as advertised (the modified file was kept as
/etc/sysctl.d/pve.conf.dpkg-old and the upgrade notified me of the

Signed-off-by: Stoiko Ivanov <s.ivanov at proxmox.com>
 debian/conffiles                          | 1 +
 debian/pve-cluster.install                | 2 +-
 debian/sysctl.d/{pve.conf => 10-pve.conf} | 0
 3 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
 create mode 100644 debian/conffiles
 rename debian/sysctl.d/{pve.conf => 10-pve.conf} (100%)

diff --git a/debian/conffiles b/debian/conffiles
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ef0558e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/debian/conffiles
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+remove-on-upgrade /etc/sysctl.d/pve.conf
diff --git a/debian/pve-cluster.install b/debian/pve-cluster.install
index 407972a..f66cd06 100644
--- a/debian/pve-cluster.install
+++ b/debian/pve-cluster.install
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-debian/sysctl.d/pve.conf etc/sysctl.d
+debian/sysctl.d/10-pve.conf usr/lib/sysctl.d
diff --git a/debian/sysctl.d/pve.conf b/debian/sysctl.d/10-pve.conf
similarity index 100%
rename from debian/sysctl.d/pve.conf
rename to debian/sysctl.d/10-pve.conf

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