[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Wed Sep 6 01:28:53 UTC 2006

Johnny Hughes wrote:

>>if the files are (config) type, then a locally user modified version
>>will superseed the new rpm based one, and will result in your config's
>>being left alone with the new files being dropped as .rpmnew
>>I'd presume this is what happened ?
The problem is an rpm issue where if you delete a config file, it will 
'come back' when an update is installed.
> The purpose of this change is so that we mirror what is done by
> upstream.
> They provide their update sources in redhat-release file.
> A separate RPM for yumconf (and up2date-conf) is redundant.
> Have it be part of yum or up2date is bad ...
> I have no problem with a sperate yumconf package, but it is not in
> keeping with upstream. 
Does the upstream contain the yum confg files?  If not then I don't 
think CentOS should be adding the files there.  I don't use up2date so I 
can't comment on that.

In the past CentOS (yum) has required a yumconf, which is still the case.

The finger could also be pointed at yum.  Perhaps I need to change my 
reposdir config.


> If you produce a package with a new CentOS-Base.repo (and force install
> it) that overwrites the other file, then when new updates happen it will
> produce rpmnew files and should not affect you at all.
> As I said ... i can be easily convinced to to shift back, but shouldn't
> we try to do things like upstream?
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John Newbigin
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Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
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