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From: David W Noon <dwnoon@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 21:15:12
Message-Id: 20110602212848.2c4d5318@karnak.local
1 On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:00:02 +0200, Neil Bothwick wrote about Re:
2 [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files:
4 >On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 17:26:44 +0100, David W Noon wrote:
5 [snip]
6 >> Now, nearly everybody modifies /etc/updatedb.conf. This does not
7 >> remove that name from mlocate's manifest. So, Portage knows
8 >> precisely to which package the file belongs. Hence I think your
9 >> assertion of "I don't know what this is," is specious.
10 >
11 >You have picked an excellent example, because mlocate is not the
12 >package that owns or has owned /etc/updatedb.conf, slocate does too.
14 Wrong.
16 One can (well, could) only have one of slocate and mlocate installed at
17 any given time. Whichever one is installed owns /etc/updatedb.conf,
18 unless both have been unmerged and the file is a remnant, but it cannot
19 be owned by both. Moreover, slocate has been deleted from the main
20 Portage tree, so it doesn't own anything any more.
21 --
22 Regards,
24 Dave [RLU #314465]
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Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>