[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

Wed Sep 6 00:01:57 UTC 2006
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Jim Perrin wrote:
>> I still need the real files from centos-release (such as
>> /etc/redhat-release) which may change from time to time (when 4.5 comes
>> out).  I could create my own replacement but I think that the files
>> belong in the yumconf package and this may well be a centos bug.
> I see this as an interoperability issue, and it should be discussed a
> bit. I'm not convinced that  a yumconf package is the way to go, but
> providing the files in centos-release doesn't seem to be the right way
> either. Other opinions?

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 ?

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