Auto-upgrade [Was: Deleting parameters.]

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Mon Nov 12 06:12:24 GMT 2001

On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Sean Elble wrote:
> > My point here was that RPM offers the capability to run a script adter
> > the installation; a migration script would be a perfect example for
> > that "post install" script...
"Gerald (Jerry) Carter" wrote:
> Right.  And i understood what you were getting at.  The problem
> here is that we cannot rely on RPM to solve our problem
> because then the migration path break when you use Solaris
> (which I hear a few people still do :) )

	That's ok: Solaris has postinstall scripts, too (;-))

	Seriously, though, such a script is trivial in awk
	or perl, and can also be applied
	- from the comamnnd line
	- on swat startup

	I'm naturally awkward, so I'll volunteer.

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