Note this code excerpt from the XFree86 preinstall scriptlet:
if [ -e $CONFFILE ] ; then
cp -p $CONFFILE $SAVECONF
grep -iv 'Load[[:space:]]*"\(pex5\|xie\)"' $SAVECONF > $CONFFILE
There are two problems here:
1) If XF86Config-4 hasn't been changed by the code above, then
XF86Config-4.rpmsave should be removed.
2) IF XF86Config-4 *has* been changed by the code above, then the script should
print a warning about it, just like rpm does when it creates a rpmsave file.
Yeah, the XFree86 scripts are quite an ugly unmaintainable mess currently.
I've got plans to completely overhaul them sometime, but it is something
that must be done very very carefully. I want to put an intense amount
of thought into re-engineering the scripts to be cleaner and do much more
to ensure better installations and upgrades, etc. But I want to minimize
the system damage potential even to crazy rawhide testers because even
in rawhide, I can get nailed with tonnes of bug reports.
Since the scripts more or less "work" even though they're not very pretty
per se, it has gotten a low priority each release, to do any major changes.
The changes you're asking for seem relatively sane at first glance and
most likely I'll do something to clean it up.
Status update to indicate this is still present in current
development. Changed OS version.
The rpm script processing of the config file has been changed
in Fedora Core 3 development, and should not have this problem
anymore. Fedora Core 2 erratum release that will be released
soon should also fix this issue.
Setting status to "RAWHIDE". If the problem persists at all
with Fedora Core 3 development rpms from test2 onward, please
reopen and we'll reinvestigate the issue.