[SM-Discuss] Sorcery improvement
Sergey A. Lipnevich
sergey at optimaltec.com
Fri Jun 27 22:56:20 EDT 2003
Sounds like a great idea! Have you thought of possible problems with
>I want to propose to a sorcery improvement.
>Now almost spell uses "prepare_install" to clean up obsoleted files.
>Because of this, at casting glibc, /etc/ld.so.cashe can be removed.
>Then that will cause error.
>To avoid this, you have to install newer files first, then remove just only
>old files. We can find old files with comparing old install log
>(/var/log/sorcery/install/$SPELL) with new install log
>At that time we have to take care about config files and user data.
>For example, mysql spell installs mysql database files. We should not delete
>them. So sorcery must know unremoval files and directory to clean up safely.
>Fortunately, Spell Writer can recognize those unremoval files.
>I want sorcery to be implemented that "install 1st, then clean up".
>How do you feel?
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