I have noticed a number of duplicate files such as the default Apache vHost, I have both: - default - default.dpkg-dist

Will Apache still read the .dpkg-dist file extension?

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No, no installed package should need files with the *.dpkg* extensions. These files show up when you are upgrading a package. If you you choose to keep your existing package the configuration that came with the upgraded package is saved as .dpkg-dist. If you choose to use the new configuration then your old file will be saved as .dpkg-old.


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