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To: gentoo-amd64@g.o, Gen Zhang <genneth@...>
From: David Fellows <fellows@...>
Subject: Re: Maybe a new etc-update is needed? Was: problem after emerge --update world
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:07:57 -0300
> 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

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