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Re: Upgrades from one major release to the next



2005/12/1, Tarjei Knapstad <tarjei knapstad gmail com>:
>
> - Your configurations may become invalid (both systemwide in /etc and
> per user dotfiles/directories).
>
> Systemwide configurations that are unchanged should probably just be
> replaced by newer ones _if they are unchanged_, but I think the
> current procedure just installs them as .rpmnew? Would it be possible
> to rename the old ones as .rpmold.fc3 if this is the case?
> Configurations that are changed by the user should of course not be
> replaced, but I think they should be logged to a separate file in the
> root account so that it's possible to review these for the user and
> check that they're still valid. All this would require sha1 sums of
> configuration files from old rpm's so I guess it's hard to implement.
>
> The per-user configuration stuff is harder to deal with. I've had
> sufficient trouble with this in the past to generally just get rid of
> most (if not all) of my user configuration stuff, and just keep my
> documents from /home. No good ideas here really...
>

If yum/rpm would send a detailed mail to all users indicate that what
configurations are saved to .rpmold, .rpmnew, etc. and what are
replaced then I could believe in yum/rpm more. Currently only packages
list are mailed to root account, so I have to run yum in
gnome-terminal and double or triple the screen cache in order to find
these information. I believe that package management should not be
interactive like debian, but still need to present these information
to users.

--
bbbush ^_^


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