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

giggzounet giggzounet at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 12:44:24 UTC 2010

Le 29/11/2010 13:41, Nico Kadel-Garcia a écrit :
> 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.

ok I will take a look in the SRPM.


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