Bug 544 - XFree86*3.3.3: *.alias should be %config's
Summary: XFree86*3.3.3: *.alias should be %config's
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1998-12-20 22:00 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-11 19:03:24 UTC

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Description Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-20 22:00:34 UTC
I believe that *.alias files (which include
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias and
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/*/fonts.alias ) should be %config
files so that when people add their own aliases, they would
survive the upgrade.

I am not sure if *.dir files should be %config files, but it
may also be reasonable - so that people could add extra
fonts/extra locales/etc and still survive an upgrade.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-21 18:18:59 UTC
This has been assigned to a develope for further review.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-01-11 19:03:59 UTC
While I agree with the motivations behind this, issues in RPM
packaging make it QUITE DIFFICULT to do "right".  Chances are we won't
see this happen in any errata releases for 5.x, but 6.0 should fix the
problem, as well as rebuild the fonts.dir file on the fly whenever a
new font RPM is installed which adds/removes fonts from an existing
font directory.

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