AFAIK, the list for general RPM question is:
Also you might find the following presentation useful:
On 05/20/2011 09:47 AM, Calum wrote:
> Hello - just noticed the scope of this list:
> "This mailing list provides a discussion forum for RPM packaging
> standards and practices for Fedora."
> Apologies for the post - I think I Googled for rpm mailinglist, and
> ended up here.
> Still, does anyone know the answer....?
> Living in hope,
> On 20 May 2011 09:37, Calum<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am rolling my own RPM to provide the correct sudoers config for the
>> company where I'm working.
>> I want it to archive the existing /etc/sudoers, and put down the company's one.
>> However, when I install it, I get:file /etc/sudoers from install of
>> sudo-config-20110520-1.noarch conflicts with file from package
>> There are two ways around it that I know:
>> 1. Put the file down as /etc/sudoers.companyname, and mv it in the %post
>> 2. Unpackage sudo, modify, and re-package.
>> I prefer not to do 2, as that will require keeping a close eye on the
>> security errata of the package, and repackaging every time a new
>> version is released. I'd rather keep the upstream package untouched,
>> and just apply my config over the top.
>> 1 works fine - however, it breaks the rpm -V functionality, which in
>> my eyes is a big plus point for using RPMs.
>> Installing with --replacefiles will work - however - however, I want
>> to deploy the package with Puppet, and it doesn't seem to allow
>> specifying that.
>> Is there a way to create the RPM in such a way that --replacefiles is
>> "built-in" to the RPM?
>> Is there any other way of doing this - so that rpm -V works?
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