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Old 02-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
Kjell Persson
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I am trying to install an old rpm that I found online. The installation fails due to the fact that it is looking for a configuration file that no longer exists in my linux distrabution

The file that the rpm is looking for is: /etc/bubba/bubba.conf

After looking around I realized that I had a newer version of bubba and the configuration file is called “bubba_config” and is also located in the /etc/bubba/ directory. Can I fix this problem without renaming my current config file and without editing the rpm?

I was thinking about trying to use the cp (copy) command.....will that work. I would appreciate any help I can get.


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Should, but what for? do a ln -s bubba_config bubba.conf or the other way round... If in doubt refer to the ln man.
Old 02-10-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BinJajer
Should, but what for? do a ln -s bubba_config bubba.conf or the other way round... If in doubt refer to the ln man.
Is it better to use the ln -s bubba_config bubba.conf then to use the cp command?

I am totally new as you can see.

Please reply.

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It simply means that you link to it instead of creating two instances of the file. It means that if the file is edited, you don't end up with two different files.
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It depends on if you have to edit the file into a vastly different format and want to keep the bubba_config for the newer version intact. If you're going to keep using the new version of bubba, and the old version requires a different format for bubba.conf than bubba_conf, make a copy. If linking works, go with it...


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