Bug 726135 - boards.txt should be a configuration file
Summary: boards.txt should be a configuration file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: arduino
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Oliver
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-07-27 16:14 UTC by Bernard Johnson
Modified: 2011-10-05 17:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: arduino-0022-5.fc16
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-10-05 17:36:49 UTC
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Description Bernard Johnson 2011-07-27 16:14:51 UTC
Description of problem:
/usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/boards.txt should be a configuration (%config) file.  If the arduino code can not be easily made to look in /etc/arduino, maybe this should be installed as a symlink to /etc/arduino/boards.txt.

Arduino package upgrades cause this file to be nuked and it may contain user data (for other boards).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Actual results:
boards.txt overwritten on arduino package upgrade

Expected results:
boards.txt preserved

Additional info:
I marked this as medium severity due to the possibility of losing user data.

Comment 1 Peter Oliver 2011-09-12 21:29:17 UTC
Will be fixed in next release.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-09-18 20:18:22 UTC
arduino-0022-5.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-09-19 18:29:33 UTC
Package arduino-0022-5.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing arduino-0022-5.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-10-05 17:36:43 UTC
arduino-0022-5.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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