[arch-dev-public] upgrade path for some config files?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Mar 25 10:25:19 CET 2010

On 25/03/10 09:26, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Andreas Radke<a.radke at arcor.de>  wrote:
>> The current cups package is missing some configuration files that I
>> want to introduce with a new minor bugfix release.
>> The cupsd has created probably some of these files already if needed but
>> I want to ship empty files from now on with correct permissions like
>> other major distributions do. This will also solve some bugs. I've put
>> the files into backup array for future upgrades.
>> But how should I handle the initial update. pacman -S cups shows
>> several file conflicts because the files in the system are not under
>> pacman control. Can a safe upgrade done by pacman without user
>> interaction? If not we should probably announce it in a news that users
>> will have to backup the conflicting files and will have to remerge their
>> configuration after the update.
>> see my commit for cups 1.4.2-4. I'll keep it in staging for now.
> pacman -Sf cups will be, for most definitions, safe. pacman will move
> any conflicting files to .pacorig and the user will then have to
> handle them accordingly.

Are we having an announcement made for this?  It is not a usual upgrade.


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