Bug 714050 - more files should be excluded from etckeeper
Summary: more files should be excluded from etckeeper
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: etckeeper
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Moschny
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-06-17 09:13 UTC by Joel Uckelman
Modified: 2011-07-12 04:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-07-12 04:49:14 UTC
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Description Joel Uckelman 2011-06-17 09:13:07 UTC
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):


Comment 1 Joel Uckelman 2011-06-17 10:06:06 UTC
Ack, that should be "/etc/cups/subscriptions.conf.O", not "/etc/cups/subscriptions.conf.0".

Comment 2 Thomas Moschny 2011-06-17 18:41:40 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Joel Uckelman 2011-06-17 18:47:08 UTC
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?

Comment 4 Thomas Moschny 2011-06-17 19:15:52 UTC
(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.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-06-28 17:25:38 UTC
etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-06-29 21:54:54 UTC
Package etckeeper-0.55-1.fc15:
* 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'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-07-12 04:49:09 UTC
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.

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