Update Annoyances

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Sun Oct 12 12:39:29 IST 2003

On Sun, 2003-10-12 at 12:21, Julian Field wrote:

>/usr/bin/run-parts does not run any script ending in
>         .rpmsave
>         .rpmorig
>         .rpmnew
>         .swp
>         ,v

A-ha!  S'pose I should have looked really, makes sense.

Julian, maybe clean.quarantine could source its configuration from
somewhere (maybe /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner ?) so that upgrades don't
break it?

A couple of other points from my own upgrade yesterday (and the
subsequent time spent checking all the rpmnew files)...

filename.rules.conf  - Perhaps this could include a seperate file for
local modifications.  Guess it isn't quite that simple, becuase ordering
is important and what happens when the same regex appears in both files
(same issue for filetype.rules.conf)

reports - The ability to expand macros in reports (so for example the
signature could be a macro set in the config file, or elsewhere)  this
would save the effort of having to go through each file, diff the
changes and copy them accross just so you get the correct contact
details in the reports.  Maybe, instead of putting macro definitions in
the config file have a macros file for each language in the reports

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