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Old 11-12-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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RPM-Script: token place?


I know if you don't want to replace a file you do as follow:

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%files -f %{_tmppath}/profile.filelist
%config(noreplace)%{cfg_basedir}/configuration
But if I do want to replace the file (eventhoug it is not changed) how can I do? I try use the (replace) instaed of (noreplace) but I got error message such as :

Code:
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Invalid %config token: replace
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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But if I do want to replace the file (eventhoug it is not changed) how can I do?
Question is why do you think you would need to? If the MD5 hash, mtime, user, group, perms and other stat nfo hasn't changed what would overwriting a file accomplish? Exactly. Nothing at all!
 
Old 11-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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Hi,

You haven't answered my question.

If it's neccesary to change or replayce the file, and/or if it's possible to force to replace the file are two different things. I want the answer to the later one.

Besides, what you said is not correct. I've change only the mtime of file, but it was not replaced. Only I do any change in the file, such as add a space, this file is replaced. This means, only the md5 changed then the file will be replaced.

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Simple: just don't mark it as config.
 
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Wonderful, many thanks!
 
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That may sound wonderful to you but that may also cause unexpected behaviour as now there's no mechanism for detecting changed configuration files. So until you understand the ways RPM deals with things it would be best not to override defaults with your own ideas.
 
  


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