Re: Disk defragmenter in Linux

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Les Mikesell wrote:

And more to the point, where third-party RPMs fit into
the picture.  In RedHat-land they are almost always made
to fit into the vendor-provided scheme, clobbering system
files if there is a conflict.  Sometimes that's what you
Never clobbering vendor-provided files unless, you the system
administrator, make them do so.

I'm not sure I understand.  How do you install updated or
modified libraries from a third-party yum repository without
clobbering the system files?
If you install a third-party glibc designed to update your Fedora or RH
system, that's one thing. Think the legacy project for RHL 7.3 and FC < FC2.
If you install wottawidget and it includes (eg) /usr/bin/ldd then rpm
will not do it unless you (the sysadmin) apply a little force*
And it's perfectly possible to make relocatable rpms that will install almost anywhere.

Where do you find them?

??
Anywhere the packager distributes them.

Read the rpm documentation.


*
It's possible for wottawidget to obsolete glibc, but I'd regard that as a malicious act, little different from including Evil Acts in the rpm scripts where they will be run as root.
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Cheers
John

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