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From Shankar Unni <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Apache updates
Date Wed, 16 Feb 2005 21:46:52 GMT
Warron French wrote:

> If I am running with an rpm from RedHat and a new RPM 
> comes out, can I simply do an rpm -i of the new rpm that has been 
> released, or do I have to back up lots of directories and files and etc...?

By default, when you "rpm -U" a package, if any of the original files 
has been modified from its shipped state, it'll be saved as filename + 
".rpmsave" before the new file is put in its place.  I've also sometimes 
seen the case where the original modified file is left in place, and the 
new file is called filename + ".rpmnew", but I don't know under what 

In your case, you just have to preserve the contents of the "conf" 
directory somewhere, *just in case*. Then upgrade, and see what you find 

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