List Archive: gentoo-dev
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date.
provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list