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/tmp/versioncleanup missing

August 19, 2009 — BarryK
At a version upgrade, or if you enter the boot parameters "pfix=purge" or "pfix=clean", all official files get restored and some files may be removed -- the latter get moved to /tmp/versioncleanup.

The problem is, users have reported that /tmp/versioncleanup isn't there. Actually it is, just in the wrong place -- /initrd/pup_rw/tmp/versioncleanup, or /initr/pup_ro1/tmp/versioncleanup.

I thought that I had fixed this in the 'init' script back at version '412', but it seems not. The code for the fix looks ok to me, but obviously something is not right. Anyway, I have implemented a fix in different way.


Need to retain this info
Username: PaulBx1
The problem with "saving" this in /tmp is that it doesn't hang around very long. If you want to take a look at it but reboot before you look, you are screwed. Why not save it in /root, in a directory called something like /versioncleanup430 where the last 3 digits refer to the version being upgraded to? With a little README in there explaining (to newbies) what the directory is for? Then people have the chance to look through it before tossing it. I have saved a few of these things in my /root in the past. They don't take a lot of room and add a "security blanket". I can toss them whenever I feel like it.

Username: Jota
" Agree with PaulBx1!

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