Steve Rigler wrote:
On Wed, 2007-07-18 at 08:49 -0600, Richard Megginson wrote:
> Chris St. Pierre wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Steve Rigler wrote:
>>> Personally, I prefer "rpm -e" to remove only the files that were
>>> originally installed by the package.
>> I'll second that.
> Ok. The way Fedora DS works with respect to RPM install is a little
> different than OpenLDAP or other similar server software packages. With
> those, you generally get some of the configuration for your "instance"
> with the RPM package (there is usually only the one instance, and if you
> want to run another server, you have to manually configure it
> yourself). With Fedora DS, there are no instance specific
> files/directories in the RPM. You have to run the setup command to
> create these, and this will create the following directories:
> /etc/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - contains dse.ldif and key and cert
> databases, pin.txt file, maybe the keytab as well
> /usr/lib64/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - scripts like db2ldif, ldif2db, etc.
> /var/lib/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - databases
> /var/log/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - logs
> /var/tmp/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - tmp files
> /var/lock/fedora-ds/slapd-instance - lock files/dirs
> So if you rpm -e, all of these will be left behind. I don't know if
> that is expected or desired.
That's fine for me. It's actually good because when I'm testing a new
piece of software I might reinstall it from scratch. If it leaves some
old files behind I can always go back and compare to a working install
to see where I screwed up.
If "rpm -e fedora-ds" leaves all the directories listed above, the
following "rpm -i fedora-ds" + setup operation would be the in-place
upgrade instead of the fresh install if the same server ID (slapd-ID) is
chosen. Maybe, that'd be the expected behavior for many
administrators. For others, we could have one more question in the
setup/upgrade dialog if the setup is a fresh install (wipe out the old
files) or a in-place upgrade (use the old files). If the answer is
"fresh install", we can clean up the old files, then.
Another thing is if the host is no longer used for the Fedora Directory
Server, you may want to clean up the disk eventually. At that time,
there is no tool to remove them. Theoretically, all the
files/directories are under fedora-ds somewhere, so it won't be
difficult to remove them manually, though. But it looks a little lame...
Thank you for your feedbacks.