[Rpm-maint] [rpm-software-management/rpm] RFE: option for initial-only content in files (#152)

Panu Matilainen notifications at github.com
Wed Apr 12 10:39:36 UTC 2017

Just to enumerate what sort of things an update policy would consist of, from the top of my head:
- whether to install the file in the first place (default obviously yes, but %ghost does not get installed at all)
- whether to replace files (default being yes, currently only changable with %config(noreplace))
- whether to backup overwritten files (default being no, %config enables)
- whether file metadata should be updated (default yes, no for %ghost and some other arguably buggy cases, and then one might actually want metadata updates for %ghost files)

...and probably something else too, but that's what rpm currently implements in the typical ad-hoc manner. So here's a fine chance to make things less ad-hoc as well.

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