Proposal - don't install .rpmnew unless changed
paul at city-fan.org
Thu Jan 19 13:03:24 UTC 2006
Neal Becker wrote:
> It would save admins a lot of time if we modify rpm so that it does not
> create a .rpmnew file if there is no change from the old file. I would
> think this would be a simple modification.
It already does this, doesn't it?
My understanding was that for a %config(noreplace) file, a .rpmnew file
is created if the on-disk version of the file is different from the one
in the package about to be upgraded *and* the one in the upgrade package
is also different from the one in the package about to be upgraded.
Things get a bit more complicated when multiple packages own the same
config file, e.g. /etc/vimrc
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