[CentOS] yum/RPM behaviour: does yum/RPM overwrite a file modified by a user during an update ?

Gabriel Tabares gabriel.tabares at roboreus.com
Mon Nov 29 06:44:43 EST 2010


> a very easy. But what will yum/RPM do during the next update ? Will it
> overwrite the file ? Will it write on display that the file was modified
> by an user (as under debian) ?
>

As far as I can tell, if the file is marked as a configuration file in 
the RPM, it will be left alone and the new configuration file will be 
renamed to file.rpmnew. If the file is not marked as a configuration 
file, it will be overwritten.

Regards,

Gabriel



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