Question regarding RPM packaging of interactive software.
jos at xos.nl
Sat Jan 8 16:57:52 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jan 08, 2011 at 09:31:07AM -0700, susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> This software (gnumed-server, which is not yet in bugzilla) uses a
> postgres database for storing data.
> For subsequent installations (if tried), it simply overwrites the
> database. In this process, it asks the user whether to overwrite the
> DB or not. My initial thought was to backup the database somewhere and
> continue. However, when I asked upstream, they replied that there is
> no easy way to restore these databases.
But isn't creating a PostgreSQL database at RPM install possible at all?
How can the RPM know the access details etc.?
Isn't there a packaging guideline that forbids this in all cases?
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