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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: udev, fstab, and fsck at boot.
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 22:04:26 +0100
On Friday 19 November 2004 20:47, Chris Barker wrote:
> Anyway, the reason I got confused was that the fstab that came with the
> udev package had "BOOT", "ROOT", and "SWAP" in it with NO explanation
> that those were placeholders. They looked to me like they might be magic
> names that udev figured out for you. The fact that my system worked
> reinforced this idea. So:

Actually the manual CLEARLY states that they must be replace. Of course adding 
it to the file itself is not a bad idea. You can however also use partition 
labels and it will work.

> Another thought: Is there a way for portage to tell the difference
> between an install and an upgrade? and if an upgrade, what version is
> being upgraded from? In an upgrade, there is no need install a new
> config file unless the features or syntax of that config file has
> changed. In this case, I can think of no reason that I would ever have
> needed a new fstab after upgrading udev, and a BIG reason to keep the
> old one. It would be nice of portage could figure this out for me and
> not make me figure it out myself. Indeed, if there has been a change in
> features or syntax, I'd love to know what those changes are, in some
> easy to access place.

fstab should never update in any case, or the update should be based on the 
current version. For updating trivial changes automatically, try 
dispatch-conf. It's a lot more sophisticated than etc-update

Paul

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