Bug 1043501 - Log files are not config files
Summary: Log files are not config files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mariadb
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Honza Horak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2013-12-16 13:43 UTC by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2014-02-04 02:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mariadb-5.5.34-3.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-04 02:48:11 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Christoph Wickert 2013-12-16 13:43:16 UTC
Description of problem:
When upgradging to F20 I noticed rpm created /var/log/mysqld.log.rpmnew. This does not make sense. This is not a config file and it will always change, so people will end up with *.rpmnew files all the time.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update mariadb

Actual results:
useless rpmnew file.

Expected results:
no useless files

Additional info:
In the spec file, the logs are defines as:

%attr(0640,mysql,mysql) %config(noreplace) %verify(not md5 size mtime) %{_localstatedir}/log/mariadb/mariadb.log
%attr(0640,mysql,mysql) %config(noreplace) %verify(not md5 size mtime) %{_localstatedir}/log/mysqld.log

The files should be %ghost and not %config. Create them in %install with touch and then include them as %ghost. Problem solved.

Comment 1 Honza Horak 2014-01-06 18:14:26 UTC
I've tested MariaDB according [1] and it seems %config + %ghost combination should work better. Pure %ghost would result in removing files on package removal. Committed to git as [2]. Update in Bodhi will follow.

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Logfiles
[2] http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/mariadb.git/commit/?h=f20&id=7e95015252688d603e77fef488f3cca47f67623f

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2014-01-07 06:20:21 UTC
mariadb-5.5.34-3.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-01-08 07:52:27 UTC
Package mariadb-5.5.34-3.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mariadb-5.5.34-3.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-02-04 02:48:11 UTC
mariadb-5.5.34-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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