[Rpm-maint] Config files

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Sat Sep 13 08:42:02 UTC 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008, Jeff Sheltren wrote:

> Hi, is the table linked below describing config file handling still valid for 
> current versions of RPM?  Is this documented somewhere else?
> http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/~jw35/docs/rpm_config.html

Looks about right based on a quick glance. Current rpm has some extra 
rules on top of that to avoid unnecessary .rpmsave/.rpmnew pollution 
especially on multilib systems:
- if a config file in a package hasn't changed between old and new
   version, don't create .rpmnew even if the config file on disk has been
- don't create .rpmnew/.rpmsave files if config files only differ by

 	- Panu -

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