Bug 442275 - pointless .rpmnew files created.
Summary: pointless .rpmnew files created.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-04-13 18:50 UTC by Dave Jones
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:11:50 UTC

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Description Dave Jones 2008-04-13 18:50:29 UTC
Updating  : ntp                          ####################### [ 4/12] 
warning: /etc/sysconfig/ntpd created as /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew

(14:39:29:davej@firewall:~)$ ll /etc/sysconfig/ntpd /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 85 2008-02-29 09:54 /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 85 2008-02-29 09:54 /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew
(14:48:39:davej@firewall:~)$ diff -u /etc/sysconfig/ntpd /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew
(14:48:42:davej@firewall:~)$ md5sum  /etc/sysconfig/ntpd /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew
a34ae054f1ae8f872ea6f75cfff9e776  /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
a34ae054f1ae8f872ea6f75cfff9e776  /etc/sysconfig/ntpd.rpmnew

The files are exactly the same, why is rpm bothering to create these ?

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-04-15 10:16:48 UTC
This shouldn't happen with current rpm anymore (since F7+updates or so) - what
was the version of rpm running the transaction where that happened?

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2008-04-15 15:23:25 UTC
It was running up to date f8+updates

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2008-04-16 08:58:30 UTC
Ok, certainly shouldn't happen in F8. I'll have to look more closely for missed
corner cases.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:23:06 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:11:50 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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