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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 15:54:10
Message-Id: 20110601165231.53e856e5@karnak.local
1 On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:20:03 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote about Re:
2 [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files:
4 >Sounds like you want a --really-all suboption to -C
6 Basically, yes. I want it on -C and -c runs of emerge.
8 This means it would not be applicable to upgrade or rebuild runs, when
9 they do their removal of files from the previous version. In fact,
10 rebuilds seldom remove files from the previous version, as it is the
11 same as the new version; only USE flag changes can mess with the
12 package manifest.
14 >You could submit a feature request at b.g.o. but I feel the odds of
15 >getting it implemented (or even a working patch accepted at all) are
16 >rather low.
17 >
18 >Your suggestion runs counter to the general philosophy that runs
19 >through Gentoo.
21 In what way? Since it would be an option, it would not diminish the
22 control the user has over the machine.
23 --
24 Regards,
26 Dave [RLU #314465]
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28 dwnoon@××××××××.com (David W Noon)
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Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>