question about upgrading from Classic to NTPsec (packaging issue)
Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Mon Jul 4 17:23:16 UTC 2016
John D. Bell <JDB at systemsartisans.com>:
> Do we want to install NTPsec in the same hierarchy as Classic? Or in an
> alternative location? (/usr/local? /opt??)
Same hierarchy. The last thing we want is bug reports due to an accidentally
> So far, the config files are compatible so it makes sense to leave the old
> > one alone if it has been edited. (The admin might have picked some good
> > servers or setup logging.)
> Yes. Another method is to do like a standard RPM upgrade script does, and
> only clobber the existing config file *if* it is unchanged from the last
> distributed version. Any changes cause the new config file to be dropped
> into the directory with a "-rpmnew" suffix. Then the admin has to resolve
> conflicts manually.
> > Where would you document what happened and/or how to switch back?
> Good question. Suggestions?
Some documentation file in /usr/share/ntpsec - READNE-UPGRADE or
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