Software Management call for RFEs

James Antill james at
Thu May 23 15:38:14 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 13:52 +0200, Simone Caronni wrote:
> On 23 May 2013 13:47, Jan Zelený <jzeleny at> wrote:
> > May I ask what is the use case for this? I'm not sure why would you need to
> > deal with individual files instead of the entire packages.
> Maybe to reinstall one default config file out of a package that contains
> some? I found it useful.
> Example:
> I fiddle around with a new Nagios installation, then something stops
> working. I'm pretty sure it is some modifications in /etc/nagios/nagios.cfg
> but I cannot track it down.
> As an example I could do:
> mv /etc/nagios/nagios.cfg /etc/nagios/nagios.cfg.mine
> yum reinstall nagios --onlyfile /etc/nagios/nagios.cfg

 How is this functionally different from "yum reinstall nagios" ?
 Yes, yum/rpm will currently replace files with identical copies but
functionally the extra copies are "just wasting reinstall time".

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