On Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:51:37 -0700 (PDT)
mwall <mw...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:36:25 AM UTC-4, Liz wrote:
> >
> > Just trying the upgrade through this system. I have got to diff the 
> > files and find the essential parts of the weewx.conf that I have to 
> > change, and those I have to retain. 
> > I can do that, but for a lot of our users this is a big degree of 
> > difficulty. 
> >
> > I'd suggest that the post-install script looks at essentials which
> > need changing in conf files and does those. 
> >  
> 
> liz,
> 
> could you provide more detail about the process you went through so i
> can duplicate the behavior?
> 
> there is already logic in the pre/post scripts that *should* upgrade
> the weewx.conf file when you do a .deb upgrade (using dpkg or apt).
> when it encounters changes to weewx.conf, it *should* do the standard
> debian prompts about changed files.
> 
> m
> 

dpkg-reconfigure offers Metric vs Imperial measures (whatever they
might be called)
However, Metric installs METRICWX, not metric, with the wind speeds in
m/s.
I've tried it twice more to be sure that dpkg-reconfigure is the
responsible part.

Liz

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