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Re: improving rpm

Toshio Kuratomi <toshio tiki-lounge com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 15:24 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> > I was quite interested when I saw the announcement of conary, which solves
> > this problem by allowing local changes tracked as patches.

> > It occurs to me that we can get most of the benefit if rpm is modified
> > to do two things.

> > 1) Don't create needless .rpmsave/.rpmnew if there is no change

> This is a bug.  When I first started using rpm it followed its
> documented behaviour... which is to not create these files.  Recently
> (and by recently I mean sometime in the RHL era :-) some packages have
> begun to create rpmsave/rpmnew where the md5sum of the config files are
> the same between packages.

It was mentioned that this might reflect ownership/mode changes. I would
vote for just changing those (and printing a warning) in that case, if the
file contents is the same.
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