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Old 11-13-2011, 11:37 AM
Paul Howarth
 
Default Seeking advice on changing a default configuration filename

On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:10:45 +0100
Maxim Burgerhout <maxim@wzzrd.com> wrote:

> Hi list,
>
> I am seeking some advice on the correct way to drop a patch that
> changes the name of the default configuration file for monit.
>
> In Fedora, we carry a patch for monit that changes upstream's default
> configuration filename from /etc/monitrc to /etc/monit.conf.
>
> Other than the fact that we have always carried the patch, I found no
> reason to carry it. Even though it is a small patch, in order to stay
> as close as possible to upstream, I want to drop it (and another one)
> in Rawhide.
>
> The question is how to do this nicely. I see several options:
>
> a) just drop the patch, breaking existing installations until the
> admin renames his configuration file, which will be annoying during
> F16 -> F17 upgrades
> b) moving a possibly existing /etc/monit.conf to /etc/monitrc in %post
> c) symlinking /etc/monit.conf to /etc/monitrc if it exists in %post
> d) moving a possibly existing /etc/monit.conf to /etc/monitrc and
> symlink it back to /etc/monit.conf
> e) keep carrying the patch
>
> Can someone give me some pointers here? Whichever option I choose,
> I'd add a README.Fedora to explain the change to the RPM.

In sendmail, option (b) is used to fix up the location of the SASL2
configuration file, which moved from the traditional location
in /usr/lib to a more appropriate location under /etc.

Paul.
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