rpm -Uhv --oldpackage loses configs

Jeffrey Johnson n3npq at me.com
Tue Jun 7 20:29:24 CEST 2016

> On Jun 7, 2016, at 2:07 PM, Tomasz Pala <gotar at polanet.pl> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 13:42:23 -0400, Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
>> There are also better solutions than /var/spool/repackage that can be attempted these
>> days.
> What are they? Filesystem-level snapshots are not suitable when you need
> to revert anything older than a few hours maybe (can anyone afford
> restoring 2 weeks old state and replaying every other change that was
> made meanwhile?), so what else?
> And if not for --rollback, repackages are great for cherry-picking
> single package do downgrade.

<pld-devel@ …> is not the place for RPM development discussions.

This thread is/was diagnosing a problem and devising a solution, not otherwise.

See Poky/Yocto image construction for what RPM5 can already do when
used intelligently.

73 de Jeff

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