Bug 131869 - /etc/sysctl.conf overwritten and not backed up when initscripts rpm updated
/etc/sysctl.conf overwritten and not backed up when initscripts rpm updated
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-09-06 00:25 EDT by David Gillies
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:47 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-08 11:05:00 EDT
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Description David Gillies 2004-09-06 00:25:52 EDT
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Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make changes to /etc/sysctl.conf
2. rpm -Uvh initscripts*.rpm
3. check /etc/sysctl.conf for previous changes (there should be none)
4. check for any sysctl.conf.rpmsave or sysctl.conf.rpmnew. there
won't be any

Actual Results:  /etc/sysctl.conf was overwritten with the packaged

Expected Results:  /etc/sysctl.conf should have either been backed up
to sysctl.conf.rpmsave or the packaged version should have been
written to sysctl.conf.rpmnew

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-06 17:07:15 EDT
%config(noreplace) /etc/sysctl.conf

It's already marked as such. Can you reproduce this at will?
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2005-04-08 11:05:00 EDT
Due to no reply to the question in comment #1 in many months, closing.

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