[CentOS] rpmnew puzzles

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Thu Apr 9 18:06:53 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 15:30 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 09 April 2009 15:01:37 George Negoita wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> 
> wrote:
> > > I'm puzzled by such statements as
> > >
> > > diff /var/clamav/daily.cvd /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew
> > > Binary files /var/clamav/daily.cvd and /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew
> > > differ
> > >
> > > I thought the point of rpmnew files was so that we could check what has
> > > been changed?
> >
> > You can check to see what has been changed, since you have both
> > versions, but you should use a tool that can compare binary files (if
> > that makes any sense to you).
> >
> > In your case, you can safely delete daily.cvd.rpmnew, because, most
> > probable, freshclam already updated daily.cvd to a newer version.
> 
> Thanks, both of you.  I did wonder if it was a generated file, but couldn't 
> see the need for the rpmnew if it was.  I'll need to carefully go through the 
> /etc/clamd.conf.rpmnew, though.  A quick look tells me I've lost the mailto, 
> so I need to check what else has changed.

And this is where vimdiff is your best friend... ;)

	-I



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