Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61853
up2date up2date screw old configuration file
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:55:30 EST
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Description of problem:
when you up2date up2date it rewrites you config file. I have specifically
ignored certain groups of file ie. perl from being updated so as not to break
my webserver. however after up2date updated it's self it removed the ignore
perl section out of the config file. These mean that my nightly cron update
caused perl to be downloaded and my webserver to crash.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: It rewrites the config file with the standard
Expected Results: It should include any changes required to the config file
but also keep packages which are specifically ignored
Do you know if the old up2date config was setup to ignore
possible file conflict issues?
Generally, up2date wont update rpms if the status of the config
files is in a state that may cause something to not work. It
sounds like up2date was in this state (locally modified config,
and a difference between old default and new default configs)
so if --force or "noReplaceConfig" was setup, it would have
overwrite the config file.
There were some rpm bugs that could result in the wrong
version of a config file being used. These should be fixed
with current releases.