Bug 455212 - Quirk files should be RPM config files
Quirk files should be RPM config files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-info (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-13 23:19 EDT by Matthew Sage
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:40:37 EST
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Description Matthew Sage 2008-07-13 23:19:51 EDT
Description of problem:
When RPM updates hal-info, modified quirk files get overwritten with no warning.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8 (all versions?)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Modify a quirk file
2. Update hal-info
3. Viola!
Actual results:
Modified quirk file gets deleted and the new file is put in its place.

Expected results:
Modified quirk file should be saved and this action should be logged.

Additional info:
This behaviour is possible by marking the quirk files as config files with
respect to RPM.  This is necessary because consider a Dell D620 with either
Intel or  NVIDIA graphics:

Intel - requires quirks (default behaviour).
Nvidia (nv driver) - requires quirks (see 450146).
Nvidia (nvidia driver) - no quirks required (see 451639).

Unless hal can differentiate among different hardware/software combinations,
users must be able to edit their quirks files without having them deleted on
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:40:37 EST
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