John P . Looney
john at antefacto.com
Thu Mar 15 17:42:02 GMT 2001
On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 05:24:29PM +0000, Ray Kelly mentioned:
> the big potential gotcha (read Royal PITA) being that RPM for automatic
> upgrades, has this really fscking annoying tendency to move the existing
> package.conf to package.conf.rpmsave/orig without promptiing.
> you have to eyeball upgrades via rpm or watch exactly what happens & fix
Is that not more a problem with the package, than the packager ? True,
RPM doesn't have a "ignore attempts to replace config files", but it's
there in the case that applications change their config file syntax.
What's supposed to happen (according to the RPM specs) is that you are
supposed to run a post-install script that'll migrate the config file.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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