[CentOS-devel] Shipping an EPEL release

Jeff Sheltren jeff at tag1consulting.com
Tue Oct 9 17:14:31 EDT 2012


On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
> Sole purpose of the update for repository packages is to replace *.repo
> file with the one with correct link, but rather then to edit file they
> replace it, thus defaulting any change you made.
>

This isn't true, provided that the file is marked as config(noreplace)
in the rpm -- which is the case for at least epel-release on EL6 which
I've just verified -- local changes will not be overwritten, but
instead the RPM will install the new config with a .rpmnew extension.

-Jeff


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