Description of problem:
/etc/prelink.cache is written automatically by a cron job. It's not user-editable.
/etc/cups/subscriptions.conf and /etc/cups/subscriptions.conf.0 are, so far as I can tell, managed by cupsd.
These three files are changed quite often, so add a lot of noise to automatic etckeeper commits, but as they're automatically generated, there's no reason to have them under version control.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Ack, that should be "/etc/cups/subscriptions.conf.O", not "/etc/cups/subscriptions.conf.0".
Two different issues here (although both are FHS violations).
For /etc/prelink.cache: This will be ignored in the next version of etckeeper, see http://git.kitenet.net/?p=etckeeper.git;a=commit;h=eecbe323 .
For /etc/cups/subscriptions.conf (and its backup): this *is* a configuration file. Unfortunately cups constantly updates timestamp and version information though. cups upstream refuses to fix that, see http://www.cups.org/str.php?L3067.
For Debian, there's this bug http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=549673 with patches trying to address the issue. However that would be a cups bug then, not an etckeeper one.
Thanks for the quick response.
Shouldn't prelink.cache properly be under /var somewhere? Do you know if anyone has complained to he prelink maintainer about this?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Shouldn't prelink.cache properly be under /var somewhere?
> Do you know if anyone has complained to he prelink maintainer about this?
A quick search shows Bug 437684 which unfortunately doesn't contain any statement from the maintainer.
etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15'
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etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.