Proposal - don't install .rpmnew unless changed

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazquez at
Thu Jan 19 19:39:07 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 11:36 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 08:17 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On 1/19/06, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> 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.
> Recently happened to me with tetex
> The texmf.cnf changed - but I had already manually made the change.
> A diff between my texmf.cmf and the .rpmnew showed no differences.
> Does it go off of the time stamp?

It goes off the mtime.

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazquez at>

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