1 root root 620 Dec 15 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-126.96.36.199-5.b18.fc21.x86_64/jre/lib/security/US_export_rpmnew == Package distributor has shipped an updated version. Your options are: Y or I : install the package maintainer's version N or O : keep your currently-installed version D : show the differences between the versions M : merge configuration files Z : background this process to examine the situation S : skip this file The default action is to keep your current version.
In Gentoo Linux there is a etc-update tool, which allow to merge config file changes interactively, like that: Beginning of differences between /etc/and /etc/._cfg0000_[...] End of differences between /etc/and /etc/._cfg0000_1) Replace original with update 2) Delete update, keeping original as is 3) Interactively merge original with update 4) Show differences again # yum install -y rpmconf # rpmconf -a Configuration file `/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-188.8.131.52-5.b18.fc21.x86_64/jre/lib/security/US_export_policy.jar' -rw-r--r--.
1 root root 620 Oct 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-184.108.40.206-5.b18.fc21.x86_64/jre/lib/security/US_export_-rw-r--r--.
for short) can be used to install any updates for all the packages upon which the given package depends.
See the Portage documentation at for more information on all of these aspects of using option lists package version numbers and USE flags.
Alpine apk del will remove configuration files when the --purge flag is used.