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Bug 455212 - Quirk files should be RPM config files
Summary: Quirk files should be RPM config files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal-info
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-14 03:19 UTC by Matthew Sage
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:56 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:40:37 UTC

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Description Matthew Sage 2008-07-14 03:19:51 UTC
Description of problem:
When RPM updates hal-info, modified quirk files get overwritten with no warning.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8 (all versions?)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Modify a quirk file
2. Update hal-info
3. Viola!
Actual results:
Modified quirk file gets deleted and the new file is put in its place.

Expected results:
Modified quirk file should be saved and this action should be logged.

Additional info:
This behaviour is possible by marking the quirk files as config files with
respect to RPM.  This is necessary because consider a Dell D620 with either
Intel or  NVIDIA graphics:

Intel - requires quirks (default behaviour).
Nvidia (nv driver) - requires quirks (see 450146).
Nvidia (nvidia driver) - no quirks required (see 451639).

Unless hal can differentiate among different hardware/software combinations,
users must be able to edit their quirks files without having them deleted on

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 11:00:00 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:40:37 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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