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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: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:57:47
Message-Id: 20110601195332.4a04f985@karnak.local
1 On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:20:02 +0200, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote about
2 Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files:
4 >On Wednesday 01 June 2011 15:57:58 David W Noon wrote:
5 [snip]
6 >> I called it an "annoyance". Having to clean up obsolete
7 >> configuration files is just that, unless you can offer a better term.
8 >
9 >so - what happens when you uninstall a package to cleanly install it
10 >again?
11 >
12 >Happens from time to time - and I seriously would not want to see the
13 >carefully personalized config file be moved to the big blue electron
14 >pool in heaven.
16 That's easy: if you know you are going to reinstall after deleting,
17 just take a backup copy of those files you have modified, which is
18 usually only the one configuration file. After the reinstallation,
19 restore from your backup.
21 Alternatively, you can switch the suggested option to "off", either on
22 the command line or in /etc/make.conf.
24 This is a fairly rare occurrence, and it should be planned -- including
25 the making of a backup.
26 --
27 Regards,
29 Dave [RLU #314465]
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31 dwnoon@××××××××.com (David W Noon)
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Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>