Bug 127711 - upgrading to xorg-x11-6.7.0-5 regresses xorg.conf
upgrading to xorg-x11-6.7.0-5 regresses xorg.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Blocks: FC3Blocker
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Reported: 2004-07-12 16:28 EDT by Robert Clark
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-13 13:29:17 EDT
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Description Robert Clark 2004-07-12 16:28:21 EDT
Upgrading from 6.7.0-2 to 6.7.0-5 caused my xorg.conf file to be
over-written with a copy of my old XF86Config-4 file.

Before the upgrade, I had old XF86Config & XF86Config-4 files plus my
xorg.conf file. Afterward, the files appear to have been moved as follows:

xorg.conf    -> xorg.conf.CT6684
XF86Config   -> XF86Config.bz6688
XF86Config-4 -> XF86Config-4.sO6692 & xorg.conf

There were no XF86Config or XF86Config-4 files remaining, nor any
XF86Config.obsoleted or XF86Config-4.obsoleted files.

Looking at the preinstall script, the only issue I can see is

  if [ -r xorg.conf]; then

should be

  if [ -r xorg.conf ]; then

but I can't see how this could cause what I'm seeing.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-07-15 01:11:18 EDT
Ok, definitely sounds like a bug.  I've queue'd this issue as
a MUSTFIX for the next update release.  Thanks for reporting.
Comment 2 Kristian Høgsberg 2004-09-13 13:29:17 EDT
The type you refer to is indeed the cause of the problem

    for configfile in XF86Config-4 XF86Config ; do
      if [ -r $configfile ]; then
          if [ -r xorg.conf]; then
              mv -f $configfile $configfile.obsoleted
              mv -f $configfile xorg.conf

Without the space between xorg.conf and ], the test for an already
existing xorg.conf always fails and xorg.conf is overwritten with
XF86Config-4 and XF86Config if they exist.

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