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

Luca Berra bluca at vodka.it
Thu Oct 14 23:12:56 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 09:44:39AM +0100, Buchan Milne wrote:
>On Saturday, 9 October 2010 10:10:36 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.
>A snapshot-based solution (e.g. on btrfs) would mean you don't have to "find 
>all the files".

uhm. we are speaking about user files, what if reverting a snapshot
makes users loose a whole day of work.


Luca Berra -- bluca at vodka.it

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