.rpmnew files during RPM upgrade

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Sep 11 14:10:49 CEST 2012

On 11/09/12 12:16, Phil Mayers wrote:
> Change the modules directory to a locally-managed one:
> $INCLUDE modules-active/
> ...and symlink from there to the files in the rpm-managed directory, or edit locally as needed.

(In more length now that I'm back at my desk)

This approach of a separate available/enabled modules dir is the default 
approach in the MASTER branch (to be 3.x):


I don't think blacklisting specific extensions in the conffile.c source 
is helpful, personally. It's "magic" and hardcoded lists are a pain - 
what seems reasonable to one person can be annoying to another.

You could possibly extend the syntax to be a glob e.g.

$INCLUDE mods/*.mod

...but the default would need to stay as-is in the 2.x branch for 
backwards compatibility. Possibly you could persuade people to change 
all the $INCLUDE'ed files to have relevant extensions e.g.


...but they seem like "noise" to me. I like the separate dir / symlink 

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