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Update created a .rpmnew file. What should I do with it?

asked 2016-01-21 10:17:49 -0500

JordanTheGay gravatar image

I just updated my computer using dnf upgrade, and I got this warning: /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf created as /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf.rpmnew. What does this mean, and what should I do with cups-browsed.conf and cups-browsed.conf.rpmnew? Should I leave both of them alone?


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answered 2016-01-21 11:42:41 -0500

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cups-browsed.conf is one of several configuration files for CUPS. Apparently, a new default configuration file was shipped with a recent update of CUPS. Now, since config files may contain personal settings for your environment the developer/packager don't just want to override your config but place a copy of the new default config file in the same directory (with the ending .rpmnew). It may contain new default settings or new options or so.

You can just leave everything as is (unless you need CUPS features that can be only enabled with options from the new config file). If you didn't do any modifications to the config file you can also replace the .conf with the .conf.rpmnew (Backup your original .conf file).

If you are interested, take a look at the file and see what can be configured there (cat /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf.rpmnew)

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I found this old post here which explains the concept of .rpmnew a bit further, and also tells you how to display the differences between two text files.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-21 11:44:42 -0500 )edit

I usually ignore .rpmnew files but maybe I should use some diff program to at least take a look.

sudhirkhanger gravatar imagesudhirkhanger ( 2016-01-21 11:46:24 -0500 )edit

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