[Bro-Dev] [Bro-Commits] [git/bro] fastpath: Add general FAQ entry about upgrading Bro. (e93748d)

Robin Sommer robin at icir.org
Wed Oct 3 12:19:50 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 13:36 -0700, Jonathan Siwek wrote:

> +What files will get overwritten when upgrading/installing a new Bro version?
> +----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> +
> +Expect everything except things in ``$prefix/share/bro`` and
> +``$prefix/etc`` to be overwritten, but backing up the entire ``$prefix``
> +before upgrading is good practice (``$prefix`` indicating the root of
> +where Bro was installed).
> +

This isn't really right, is it? The scripts under $prefix/share/bro
are going to be overwritten except for site/. On the other hand,
$prefix/share/logs shouldn't be touched. More generally, because we
install into a general $prefix, there's lots of non-Bro stuff there
that won't be touched, so maybe it needs a framing like "Of the files
that Bro installs, it may override ...".

Or maybe turn it around: "The following files/paths won't be touched: ..."


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