Gentoo Archives: gentoo-portage-dev

From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] About some settings to auto-replace with dispatch-conf
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 12:13:18
Message-Id: 1337080552.3731.8.camel@belkin4
1 Hello
3 I recently installed Gentoo on my uncle's laptop and he was a bit
4 annoyed about needing to run "dispatch-conf" and merge a lot of changes
5 on files nobody ever touched.
7 Looking to /etc/dispatch-conf.conf I noticed options to improve this
8 situation exist, but they are disabled by default. I would want to
9 confirm if they are safe enough or could cause problems. Options are:
11 # Automerge files comprising only whitespace and/or comments
12 # (yes or no)
13 replace-wscomments=no
15 # Automerge files that the user hasn't modified
16 # (yes or no)
17 replace-unmodified=no
19 Looks really surprising to me that "replace-wscomments" is not enabled
20 by default as merging that changes shouldn't hurt at all. About
21 "replace-unmodified", if it works as intended, it should also be safer
22 to get it enabled by default as would prevent breakage if people forgets
23 to run dispatch-conf, reboot and, for example, sees some init.d script
24 fail to start.
26 Thanks a lot for the info


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