Proposal - don't install .rpmnew unless changed

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at
Thu Jan 19 13:28:10 UTC 2006

Paul Howarth wrote:

> Neal Becker wrote:
>> Paul Howarth wrote:
>>>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?
>> I don't think so!  I keep syncing with develop every day, and most days I
>> get a bunch of messages about "blah created as .rpmnew", and every day I
>> run diff, and almost always get no output.
> Are you on an x86_64 box with lots of parallel-installed i386 packages?

Yes, x86_64.  I have most parallel i386 packages that are standard on
x86_64.  I did not install extra i386 packages.

Today, for example, there were a bunch of messages about upgrade to
kdelibs-3.5.0-5.  It does happen that there are both x86_64 and i386
versions of this, do you think this is the explanation?  In any case, any
chance to fix it?

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