[Fedora-packaging] Should packages really own their config files???

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Sep 4 18:22:49 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 09:44 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 14:40 +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> > With httpd we auto-generate a unique SSL certificate in %post 
> > (/etc/pki/tls/localhost.crt et al; some other packages are similar 
> > IIRC).  I don't think it would be correct to have those generated
> > files 
> > %files-owned by the package in any way.
> Shouldn't this be done the first time the service is started?  The same
> install could be cloned many times over (xen) and your unique identifier
> will be invalid.  This is why ssh generates its keys the first time the
> service is started.

Actually, the reason sshd generates its keys the first time is because
it made a significant difference on 31-bit s390 install time with Red
Hat Linux 7.1 on zSeries.


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