[csw-maintainers] Migrating config files from /opt/csw/etc to /etc/opt/csw during package update

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Sun Sep 13 22:16:47 CEST 2009

Hi Phil,

Am 11.09.2009 um 18:22 schrieb Philip Brown:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski
> <maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> There another case to consider: the case when the configuration files
>> can't be automatically migrated. Should the preinstall script abort
>> the installation? (Can it really abort the installation?) Any other
>> ideas?
> I did already give my own opinion on this one; yes it should stop the
> install. and yes it has the power to do that. simply exit with
> non-zero status.

Let me remind you that this is contrary to what you advised me on
transitioning Mantis:

Am 21.03.2008 um 22:08 schrieb Philip Brown:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:56:16PM +0100, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
>> No. If someone has a modified config-file I'll need to take
>> care of it or the symlink in htdocs could not be created.
>> This must be tested and this all takes some time.
>> If you say I should just move the stuff over I'll it right
>> now, but this is not a smooth transitions for users.
> yeah. just move it over.
> it would be nice if you just had a quicky postinstall check for,
> "was there an older install? if so, post a warning message for 30 sec"
> but that's about it.
> It's too messy otherwise.

And I think it was the right thing you advised me: Make the transition
automatic if possible and stop if it can't be migrated safely.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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