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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: Brian Harring <bdharring@××××.edu>
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] etc-update
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 16:07:31
Message-Id: 20030413160728.GA2956@cerberus.oppresses.us
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] etc-update by Brian Harring
"Interactively merge changes" does exactly that (uses diff/patch)

On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 04:57:20AM -0500, Brian Harring wrote:
> While I'm on an emailing spree, anyone got any ideas on how to make etc-update > a bit less painful? > It seems like a lot of the times where etc-update requires user intervention > it's fairly minor- case in point, make.conf, when the default/base-layout > make.conf gets updated. It seems like it usually chokes on configured > options, features or gentoo_mirrors as an example. > > What if we were to either A) maintain a listing of default conf files (when > modifying/adding a conf file, make.conf again, store it somewhere), or B) > pull the conf from the distfile in some way? The reason I ask is it strikes > me if etc-update where able to compare the old default conf against the > current conf it might be able to create a diff it could use to patch against > the new one. A bit wordy, but basically I'm wondering if we could isolate > the changes a user has made, and attempt to merge those changes into the new > conf file via a diff. > The problem I see with this would be that where (say GENTOO_MIRRORS) gets > updated to some new default setting, the generated diff wouldn't be able to > match against the new conf. > Thoughts? > ~harring > bdharring@××××.edu > > -- > gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list
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