[Mageia-dev] Proposal: Updating released versions (long post)

Luca Berra bluca at vodka.it
Sat Oct 9 12:32:44 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:10:36AM +0200, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
>On samedi 09 octobre 2010 at 05:45, andré wrote :
>> Note that configuration files that have been changed from the 
>> installation default are often already saved.  (Generally ".old" is 
>> appended to the configuration file name, sometimes ".new" to the new 
>> configuration file.)
>But here you are only talking about system-wide configuration files, which 
>are known of rpm as they are part of the package and marked as config files.
>But what about user specific configuration files?
>For the easy kind, where a program will have a single configuration file (or 
>dedicated directory), a pre-inst script could find it in the home of each 
>users and backup them. But you have cases of programs which have 
>configuration scattered in multiple shared directories (like KDE), or even 
>non-deterministic configuration files and it can become very tricky to find 
>all the files to backup.
>And you have the really hard kind, where the same configuration file may be 
>shared by different packages. For example, plasma applet configurations are 
>stored in a few ~/.kde4/share/config/plasma* files.

this is the very problem why i believe rollbacks are not that easy

Luca Berra -- bluca at vodka.it

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