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Status Under review
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 15, 2022

Harmonize procedure of managing configfiles during update of filesets

From an old case we noticed, that procedure how config files are treated during update is fileset-specific. Procedure should be same for each and every config file and it should be easy to check what was done with the config file. It should cover three possible cases, e.g. copying it to /lpp/save.config like:

  1. Old config file was not changed and replaced by new file

  • <name>.save

  1. Old config file was changed and content was merged with new file

  • <name>.save +

  • <name>.merge (content of new file from fileset)

  1. Old config file was changed, but overwritten with new file without merge

  • <name>.save +

  • < name>.overwritten

Such a clear convention would make it easy to identify candidates which could cause problems after update.

In addition:

  • Deleted config files should not be restored during update (e.g. /etc/hosts.equiv)

Idea priority Medium