Bug 842318 - package /etc/xdg/autostart files as %config
package /etc/xdg/autostart files as %config
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tracker (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deji Akingunola
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-23 09:10 EDT by Gerd v. Egidy
Modified: 2012-09-25 12:41 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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proposed patch to the .spec (475 bytes, patch)
2012-07-23 09:10 EDT, Gerd v. Egidy
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Description Gerd v. Egidy 2012-07-23 09:10:03 EDT
Created attachment 599778 [details]
proposed patch to the .spec

Description of problem:

Currently the files in /etc/xdg/autostart owned by tracker are defined as regular files in the .spec.

Now I modify these files to provide system-wide defaults better fitting for my users.

When an updated version of tracker is released and I update the rpm, the rpm will overwrite my modifications without backup or anything.

If the files are tagged with %config instead, rpm will not overwrite them (but provide updated versions with .rpmnew suffix).

Other packages which provide autostart files (e.g. pulseaudio) also tag theirs as %config.
Comment 1 Elliott Forney 2012-08-09 16:57:52 EDT
I second this.  As an administrator of a large network, there are a number of applications started from /etc/xdg/autostart that I wish I could disable by default.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2012-09-18 18:55:28 EDT
Deji, any objection if I incorporate this patch?

Gerd, did you really only want 
?  (the latter seems to be closer to what you want)
Comment 3 Deji Akingunola 2012-09-20 11:38:28 EDT
I'm sorry for taking a long time to respond to this bug.

I have now applied the change to F17, F18 and rawhide. Thanks to gerd and Rex for the patch.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-09-20 12:08:31 EDT
tracker-0.14.2-3.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-09-20 12:08:57 EDT
tracker-0.14.2-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-09-21 19:57:17 EDT
Package tracker-0.14.2-3.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing tracker-0.14.2-3.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-09-25 12:41:03 EDT
tracker-0.14.2-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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