Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 383091
pointless creation of rpmnew files.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:30:07 EST
I did a yum update from f7->f8, and ended up with lots of .rpmnew files in /etc
going through them all to find out which files need updating is painful because
a lot of them are completely bogus.
(14:09:59:root@gelk:etc)# ll ./libaudit.conf*
-rw-r----- 1 root root 191 2007-09-25 07:46 ./libaudit.conf
-rw-r----- 1 root root 191 2007-05-01 17:04 ./libaudit.conf.rpmnew
(14:10:04:root@gelk:etc)# diff -u ./libaudit.conf ./libaudit.conf.rpmnew
I never edited this (or many of the other files that now have a .rpmnew), and as
the content is exactly the same, there should be no reason for the file to be
created. Perhaps a hash check of the file before writing one out would be worth
actually, looking at the timestamps, seems they came from long ago.
Yup, later F7 and F8 rpm's shouldn't create any unnecessary .rpmnew etc files
anymore, this was fixed a few of months ago.