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

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 07:41:01 EST 2010


On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:38 AM, giggzounet <giggzounet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 29/11/2010 12:44, Gabriel Tabares a écrit :
>>> 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
>
> ok ths for your answer!
>
> where in the rpm package can I find if the file is a configuration file
> or not ?

You need the .spec file from the SRPM, or you could install it and test it.


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