[Fedora-packaging] Scripts around rpm

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu Feb 22 17:59:38 UTC 2007

Wart schrieb:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> Jason L Tibbitts III schrieb:
>>>>>>>> "MM" == Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> writes:
>>> MM> And further, I don't want to have to look for .rpmsave/.rpmnew
>>> MM> files outside of /etc.
>>> Why would you look for them at all?  That's what tools are for.
>>> http://www.math.uh.edu/~tibbs/rpmchanges
>> I (and probably many others) have similar scripts. I'm wondering if we
>> should trow them together, put the best one into a package (¹) and ship
>> them in Fedora, so people don't have to reinvent the wheel over and over
>> again.
> Maybe I'm just being dense, but aren't these files easily found with:
> # updatedb
> # locate rpmsave
> # locate rpmnew

That IMHO becomes quite annoying quickly. Thus I wrote some functions
for my .bashrc that automate parts of the work -- I just uploaded them
to http://www.leemhuis.info/files/fedorarpms/MISC.fdr/rpmstuff

Not sure if the stuff is complete; Warning, the stuff is grown over time
and might delete all your data, kill kittens and so own. Further: there
are probably much better and cleaner ways to archive the goals than the
stuff I wrote. What my stuff does:

-> finds missing, corrupted files and config files that got changed

rpmcleanup-rpmnewfile and rpmcleanup-rpmnewfiles as well as
rpmcleanup-rpmsavefile and rpmcleanup-rpmsavefiles
-> process rpm{new,save} files; if the md5sum is identical move the
rpmnew file over for example; otherwise show a diff, ask user what to do
(for example run meld to merge the files)

-> run some of above test as well as some stuff from rpmdevtools and

I'm sure most of us have other scripts for the same and different
problems. So it might be a good idea to just find the best ones for
particular problems and package them up, so the problem get solved once
and for all.


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