I am rolling my own RPM to provide the correct sudoers config for the
company where I'm working.
I want it to archive the existing /etc/sudoers, and put down the company's
However, when I install it, I get:file /etc/sudoers from install of
sudo-config-20110520-1.noarch conflicts with file from package
Is there a way to create the RPM in such a way that --replacefiles
"built-in" to the RPM?
Is there any other way of doing this - so that rpm -V works?
Deploying config files via rpm is... problematic and usually means "you are
doing it wrong(tm)". As suggested by others, there are other better
alternatives like puppet or other config-management tools.