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Re: [opensuse-factory] New Tumbleweed snapshot 20200220 released! - hanging update of an older system!
On Tue, Feb 25, Ludwig Nussel wrote:

If the config is too complex to fix automatically, what kind of
qualification does a human have to have to sort it out manually by
staring at rpmnew files? IOW no matter what, having to manually sort
out rpmnew files is a clear indication of a deeper problem that
needs to be solved at the root. Anything built to deal with rpmnew
files is just papering over the problem.

Correct, we need to fix the problem that every typo fix in a
configuration file will lead to a *.rpmnew or *.rpmsave file.
And this is this whole exercise about: minimize the situations,
where RPM has to create a rpmnew or rpmsave file.
And not doing the opposite, mess even more around with configuration
file automatically so that RPM has to create even more rpmnew and
rpmsave files which will even more likely break users systems earlier
than later.

Thorsten Kukuk, Distinguished Engineer, Senior Architect SLES & MicroOS
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
Managing Director: Felix Imendoerffer (HRB 36809, AG Nürnberg)
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