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On Tue, 31 May 2011 23:43:59 +0100, David W Noon wrote:
> Remember that I am writing purely about *unmerged* packages. In the
> case of a rebuild or upgrade, customizations would be preserved just
> as they are now.
Sometimes it is necessary to unmerge a package before emerging a newer
version, either manually or by portage, to resolve blockers. Making
unmerge remove all config files would cause breakage in such a case.
There's a reason why the CONFIG_PROTECT variable is so named.
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