Bug 138760 - The upgrade process should have a post-reboot process that iterates through configuration files whose contents need to be merged
Summary: The upgrade process should have a post-reboot process that iterates through c...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution   
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Version: 3
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2004-11-11 00:31 UTC by Bryan Headley
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-11 19:28:57 UTC
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Description Bryan Headley 2004-11-11 00:31:06 UTC
Description of problem:

The upgrade process should have a post-reboot process that iterates
through configuration files whose contents need to be merged. Example,
I do a FC2 - FC3 upgrade. I now have an /etc/yum.conf and an
/etc/yum.conf.rpmnew. If I run yum (and it's stock,) it'll try to get
updates for FC2 instead of FC3 (which is wrong.)

The right thing to do is, a GUI package modelled after tkdiff

1. For each rpm package, iterate through known config files.
2. If exists $(dirname)/conf_file.rpm*, put said package name in a 
scrollable widget with radio button. You choose of that list of rpm
packages whose config files have changed, which current/rpm* files you
want to diff in a tkdiff-like diffy/merge tool.
3. And you go through and visit each one. The tool of course allows
you to exit after changing one or many or NO conf files (make a
change; check it out)

4. Personally, I like dpkg's concept of "do you want to keep your
changes, overwrite with the packager's conf file, or diff them" that
Debian has.


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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-11 19:28:57 UTC
This is better solved by fixing RPM's config file algorithm.


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