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What To Do With rpmnew Files After A Yum Upgrade

Sometimes after upgrading your RPM packages with YUM there will be new configuration files generated. These files have .rpmnew tacked onto the end and are created this way so they do not overwrite any configuration file changes you have made. You can find all of the .rpmnew files by running the following command from your shell.

find /etc /var -name *.rpmnew