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From: Mark <whitetr6@...>
Subject: Re: problem after emerge --update world
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:56:42 -0400
Understood - I'll take that approach next time. Any idea how I can get
back to normal now though? Thanks

On 7/24/05, Steffen Jobbagy-Felso <steffen@...> wrote:
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> This may sound harsh, but don't use automerge. Portage/etc-update cannot
> possibly know about every config change you (or the ebuilds) can make. I assume
> etc-update (rightly) doesn't even attempt this and merges based on string
> analysis without thought as to what the settings actually mean, leading to breakage.
> 
> If you never touched a file it's probably save to just overwrite the existing
> one. You always have the backup in case it wasn't save ;)
> That's how I do it anyways.
> 
> On a different if related topic, I'd recommend running
> emerge -DuapvN world
> instead of emerge --update world (aka emerge -u world)
> That stands for:
> - --deep (update dependencies as well and not just packages you explicitly
> installed)
> - --update
> - --ask
> - --verbose (shows USE flags and download size)
> - --newuse (recompiles packages whose USE flags changed, shown by a * next to the
> flag in the output of av)
> 
> Steffen
> 
> Mark wrote:
> > I'm having a problem after I did emerge --update world last night.
> > After it finished, it said 75 files  in /etc needed updating. OK, I've
> > seen this before and have made mistakes with it. So this time, I
> > copied all of /etc to /home/mark/etc.old, and then ran etc-update. I
> > then let it auto merge everything and rebooted.
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