Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Fri Nov 23 08:12:58 UTC 2007


A useful article on a long existing feature.

"Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new 
users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Instead, most users suddenly 
discover that these files are accumulating on their hard drives, or 
notice a fleeting message on the screen about them during a version 
upgrade. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do 
about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few 
basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free 
upgrades in the future."


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