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

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Sat Oct 9 22:10:51 CEST 2010

Luca Berra wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:10:36AM +0200, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
>> 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?
> +1
> this is the very problem why i believe rollbacks are not that easy
The proposal included a recommendation for this, having the package
scripts do the equivalent of an "rpmnew"/"rpmold", but with
package-specific names.  Note that in a rollback, any changes made to
the newer file would be lost, but that's unavoidable in any case since
they may not be supported by the old format.

Fortunately, the number of packages that do this reformatting is
relatively small, and some of them (like NetBeans) create the newer
versions in new-release-specific subdirectories, leaving the old ones

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