[Fedora-packaging] Re: Draft: Init Scripts

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Feb 19 17:47:55 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 12:33:54PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Axel Thimm (Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net) said: 
> > > No. If it changes from %config (modified) to non-%config, it would
> > > still get moved on upgrade, unless I'm forgetting the state machine.
> > 
> > That's why I suggested %prein
> I think we're talking past each other. AFAIK, it will get successfully
> saved as .rpmsave *without* any %pre magic.

Indeed, my issue is to have the upgrade do something with the existing
configuration in some scripts, not simply archive away the user's
config into an .rpmsave file. The upgrade would break on the user and
leave him fiddle out where his config has vanished to.

And the cleanest way is for the package to extract the config out of
the script and place it to the new canonical place during the
upgrade. Hopefully the config will be in some extractable form.

Note: We are talking only about package that don't only tag init files
as %config, but indeed misuse them to store config information. Not
that I know of any to present an example, but Jesse said there are
some. This has nothing to do with the tons of packages marking init
files as %config even though all config has been moved to sysconfig
ages ago.

Perhaps it become clearer if we find such a package and discuss what
we'd like an upgrade to perform.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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