[CentOS] rpmnew puzzles

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 9 14:30:55 UTC 2009

On Thursday 09 April 2009 15:01:37 George Negoita wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:39 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> 
> > I'm puzzled by such statements as
> >
> > diff /var/clamav/daily.cvd /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew
> > Binary files /var/clamav/daily.cvd and /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew
> > differ
> >
> > I thought the point of rpmnew files was so that we could check what has
> > been changed?
> You can check to see what has been changed, since you have both
> versions, but you should use a tool that can compare binary files (if
> that makes any sense to you).
> In your case, you can safely delete daily.cvd.rpmnew, because, most
> probable, freshclam already updated daily.cvd to a newer version.

Thanks, both of you.  I did wonder if it was a generated file, but couldn't 
see the need for the rpmnew if it was.  I'll need to carefully go through the 
/etc/clamd.conf.rpmnew, though.  A quick look tells me I've lost the mailto, 
so I need to check what else has changed.

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