Apache -5 install clobbers /etc/apache files
Gerrit P. Haase
Tue Jun 18 10:34:00 GMT 2002
> Charles Wilson wrote:
>> Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>> >>All my files in /etc/apache (besides httpd.conf~) were clobbered
>> >>when installing 1.13.24-5 over 1.13.24-1. How can this happen???
>> > To be exact, the -1 version removed it during uninstall.
>> > Well, shit happens....
>> No, this is a packaging *error*. Packages (like apache) should NOT
>> install configuration files, for precisely this reason. They should
>> install "default" files, and then cp them IFF the "real" file doesn't
> ok, blame on me! -- I wasn't aware of the uninstall removal, s**t!
This is not
> re-packaging to -6.
No, I think this is already fixed! I still used -1 release and there
was the error, this release isn't available anymore, in the later releases
it may be correct, well I'm not sure about it haven't uninstalled -5 yet;)
But it happens for me when setup uninstalled the -1 release.
Now (-5) the postinstall script looks if there is already
a directory (/etc/apache) and if so if moves all to /etc/apache-new.
However, I don't know what happens if I use setup now to uninstall
the latest release. Next time I'll do a backup before installing:-)
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