[Centos] Local mirrors and ISP transfer bills

Sat Dec 4 15:50:40 UTC 2004
seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu>

On Sat, 2004-12-04 at 08:11 -0700, Greg Knaddison wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 05:27:25 -0500, Ed Clarke <clarke at cilia.org> wrote:
> > don't get hit with a dozen requests for the same file from one location. (I
> > was quite annoyed when the updated yum package wanked up my custom yum.conf)
> I believe the yum rpm udates will move your original files to
> something like yum.conf.rpmsave.
> At least I've seen that several times and I'm not sure how it gets
> created - maybe Seth can clarify.

rpm moves the files around if they are marked as config(noreplace), etc.

So if a file got overwritten it's a function of rpm deciding that it was
either unchanged or not a config file.