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"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.
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