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Bug 82044 - Last Errata overwrote system wide config file
Summary: Last Errata overwrote system wide config file
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 82037
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-16 18:33 UTC by Manfred Hollstein
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:12 UTC

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Description Manfred Hollstein 2003-01-16 18:33:55 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021203

Description of problem:
Installing the recently released errata packages for vim, overwrote
the system wide config file /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc without
any notice.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Make mods to /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc and save them
2.rpm -Uvh vim*-6.1-18.8x.1*.rpm
3.Look for your modifications in /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc
  and see how they have been wiped out :-(

Actual Results:  Config file will be silently overwritten, no vimrc.rpmsave is

Expected Results:  The file should have been installed either as
/usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc.rpmnew, or the existing one should
have been renamed to /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc.rpmsave

Additional info:  FWIW, the man page talks about /usr/share/vim/vimrc being
the system wide config file, but strace'ing vim shows that that's not the case;
so, the man page needs update'ing, too.

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2003-01-16 18:46:08 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82037 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:12 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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