Configuration file .rpmsave

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at
Wed Jun 5 09:53:26 UTC 2013

On 05/27/2013 01:56 PM, Eran Ben Natan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an RPM that installs a file named informix.xml under Jboss deploy
> directory.
> This file contains DB connection details that are set after
> installation, so I  declared it as config file.
> After upgrade, RPM creates the .rpmsave file, and unfortunately Jboss
> tries to deploy it and fails.
> Is there a way to control the location of the .rpmsave file? Or other
> way to work around this problem?

There's currently no way to prevent backups from real %config files.

Since the configuration is intended to be created after the 
installation, one possibility could be declaring the file as %ghost 
%config which tells rpm to leave it alone: rpm wont package or create 
such a file, nor will it overwrite it on updates (or remove on erase)

	- Panu -

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