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From: R Joseph Wright <rjoseph@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] emerge update overwrites /etc
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 01:33:02
1 I installed gentoo a week or so ago, and I just did an emerge update today for
2 the first time. While doing so I came across a major bug. Every customization
3 I had under /etc was overwritten. Even /etc/passwd! I don't know if it is
4 being worked on, but I believe the correct behavior would be to have anything
5 destined for the /etc directory to be installed into a fake etc, say
6 /tmp/portage/etc, and then use something like FreeBSD's mergemaster to do the
7 update.
9 --
10 Joseph


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Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge update overwrites /etc Holger Brueckner <lists@××××××××.de>