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[openFATE 314816] Notify user of rpmnew and rpmsav config files
Feature changed by: Richard Brown (RBrownCCB)
Feature #314816, revision 3
Title: Notify user of rpmnew and rpmsav config files

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Richard Brown (rbrownccb)
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- Details to be added...
+ When packages are installed with new/restyled configuration files, they
+ generate .rpmnew or .rpmsave files to ensure the changes don't clash
+ with existing system configurations
+ The theory is, a sysadmin can then visit the files, assess the changes,
+ and merge those changes with their existing files
+ It would be great if we could get Zypper (and therefore YaST) to track
+ those situations and at least inform the user that they have files to
+ review.
+ zypper.log shows that libzypp is already aware of when rpmnew and
+ rpmsave files are being crated, so it should be possible to capture
+ those and inform the user at the end of any zypper or YaST package
+ install
+ Taking the idea to a next step, tools to help/automate the merging
+ might be a nice feature once this has been accomplished.

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