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On Sunday 24 October 2004 13:27, andrea ferraris wrote:
> conceptually the creation of a reference is not mandatory. It's enough a
> diff between the actually installed and modified file and the original
> one of that version, since the system know which is the version of the
> original one. Then it knows which are the original lines that
Unfortunately the original version is normally not backed up so lost. Only the
md5sum of the original version is recorded. md5sums can not (should not be
able to) be used to to reconstruct the original. Dispatch conf does create
such a backup and allow this three-way conf.
Paul de Vrieze