Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: David Fellows <fellows@×××.ca>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o, Gen Zhang <genneth@×××××.com>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Maybe a new etc-update is needed? Was: problem after emerge --update world
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 22:09:23
Message-Id: 200507252207.j6PM7w9d014689@mailserv.unb.ca
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Maybe a new etc-update is needed? Was: problem after emerge --update world by Gen Zhang
> Ditto for here. However, I was thinking of implementing something more > intelligent, based around a 3-way merge. It's just a quick and dirty > script that scans for updates, ala etc-update, then calls out to > something a little more appropriate, like meld or xxdiff. It would keep > a copy of the 'vanilla' config files in /.etc (or something), and > attempt 3-way merges, assuming that /.etc/config is the common ancestor > of /etc/config and /etc/.config000 (I forget exactly how portage names > them); after a successful merge it would move the new vanilla file > to /.etc. > > I hope that makes sense. > > Any comments?
Do man dispatch-conf first. :-) Not that it is perfect by any means. Dave F -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list