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Re: RPM roadmapping

/me would like something like this as well, so I'm jumping in here

On 30.07.2007 11:38, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 7/30/07, Matthias Saou
> <thias spam spam spam spam spam spam spam egg and spam freshrpms net>
> wrote:
>> Panu Matilainen wrote :
>>> [...] So: what have you always wanted to do
>>> with rpm, but wasn't able to? Or the other way around: what you always
>>> wished rpm would do for you? What always annoyed you out of your mind?
>> After reading some of the other posts, I remembered something that has
>> often come up, which I would use extensively if it existed :
>> Some automatic cache/copies of all %config files installed, with all
>> untouched versions always available. This would be very useful with
>> some simple tool to diff the current files(s) wit the backup(s), as
>> well as list all locally changed %config files. A sysadmin's dream come
>> true :-)
> To be clear, are you thinking of a something like
> cp *.conf /etc/backupconfs?

For me the proper solution would be: (1) let RPM (or the packages
itself) ship a copy of all %config files somewhere in a place where they
are safe and don't get modified. (2) When the user edited a %config file
then let rpm on package update make a copy of the %config file from the
*old* package into another save place

Why that you ask? Simple, that way I can diff my current config file
against the modified one it is based on (the one created in (2) above).
Then I can take the current config file (the one from (1) above), copy
it in place and (manually) apply the diff I created earlier.


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