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[openFATE 314816] Notify user of rpmnew config files
Feature changed by: Richard Brown (RBrownCCB)
Feature #314816, revision 11
Title: Notify user of rpmnew config files

openSUSE Distribution: Implementation
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Richard Brown (rbrownccb)
- Developer: urban bozicnik (miska)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
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.

Relations:
- put /etc under (git) version control (feature/id: 310713)

Discussion:
#1: Andreas Mrvka (mrv) (2013-02-03 23:58:55)
would be a nice feature for server-side services ;-)

#2: Christian Boltz (cboltz) (2013-02-04 13:15:21)
See /etc/init.d/rpmconfigcheck - that's a script to find and list *.
rpmnew and *.rpmorig files.
See also feature 310713 - put /etc under (git) version control




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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/314816

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