Description of problem:
coreutils install overwrites modified /etc/profile.d/colorls.sh
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. modify /etc/profile.d/colorls.sh
2. upgrade coreutils
Old /etc/profile.d/colorls.sh disappears.
No rpmnew/old etc created
coreutils install should not replace a modified version of
/etc/profile.d/colorls.sh. It should create colorls.sh.rpmnew or at least save
the old file.
rpm should be smarter
SSSomewhat surprised that this made it through the merge review, but that was
completed awhile back. These files should be marked %config IMHO.
Hmmm...on second thought, looking at the script there is no configuration in
there. Could go either way here - it sources it's config from /etc/DIR_COLORS
and friends, which *are* marked %config. Changing colorls.sh is no different
than changing /bin/ls or the like. What's the use case for changing this? I
can't think of any., and I *can* think of valid use cases for the coreutils RPM
changing it - say that ls upstream changed and required new options.
Maybe people don't want carefully (globally) crafted ll/ls aliases overriden by
colorls.sh? Maybe 'ls' aliases need to vary according to whether one is root or
not (eg -a option)? Maybe /etc/profile.d/colorls should not exists at all.
Maybe the contents should be in user's ~/.bashrc or whatever.
What is the problem with preserving configuration files and scripts? It costs
nothing, and provides outstanding benefits to everyone.
Yes, I'm going to mark them %config - I know about this issue of overwritten
aliases. Problem is that I'm now not able to build rawhide package (because of
some recent change in rawhide one of tests fails on x86_64 architecture) and I
would like to have that in Rawhide before doing update for F8.
Fixed in RAWHIDE coreutils-6.10-7.fc9 , will make F8 update next week.
coreutils-6.9-13.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update coreutils'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-1844
coreutils-6.9-13.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.