Messy Update....

Adam Tkac atkac at
Thu Jul 19 12:38:37 UTC 2007

Steve Dickson napsal(a):
> I'm looking for a little help with a potential messy update.
> Basically, a configuration file is been moved from one package
> to another, dependent, package. So if the package that contains
> the old config file is not completely removed when the package
> with the new config file is installed, there will be file
> conflict....
> Now here is the context
> nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-9 moving to nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-10
> nfs-utils-1.0.10-7 moving to nfs-utils-1.1.0-1
> nfs-utils depends on nfs-utils-lib
> nfs-utils-1.0.10-7 contains the obsolete config file
> nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-9 contains the new config file
> So when nfs-utils-lib upgraded there a file confliction
> because the file already exists in nfs-utils-1.0.10-7.
> Now if you force install nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-10 or
> remove nfs-utils then install nfs-utils-lib-1.0.8-10
> then things work...
> So is there some rpm spec file magic I can to make
> this work? Is there a way to remove a package for
> another one is installed? Are force upgrades an option?
> tia,
> steved.
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I believe that rpm triggers should help you 
( You could try 
something like this in new version of nfs-utils-lib:

%triggerin -- nfs-utils <= 1.0.10-7
rm -f _configfile_

But I recommend you test improved script before you make final build :)


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