arthur m coucouvitis
acoucouvitis at atipa.com
Tue Dec 5 10:01:25 PST 2000
> And there's a related problem (to installing) which we might call
> "updating" in which, for example, I am running RedHat 6.2 now and
> I wish to rip it out and install RedHat 7.0, but I also want to
> preserve all(?) of my local changes.
from what i've seen,
rpm does its best to preserve config files, either
by leaving behind an rpmorig version if it replaced the file
or creating a .rpmnew if it decided it shouldn't replace the
> Let's make the simplifying assumption that whenever I install a
> RedHat distribution I always install everything
given that you don't know which packages include new versions
config files, this doesn't make any difference.
all (i can see) you can do is search for the rpmorig and rpmnew
and decide (& edit) those files on a case by case basis.
> Anyone solved this updating problem in the context of a single
> file system shared by multiple computers?
doing the case-by-case once on the first node and incorporating
those specific changes by way of a post-install process
for the rest of them is as close to solving the problem
as you can get, no ?
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