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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: Mon, 30 May 2011 18:06:58
Message-Id: 20110530190510.209af8df@karnak.local
1 On Mon, 30 May 2011 18:10:02 +0200, Neil Bothwick wrote about Re:
2 [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files:
4 >On Mon, 30 May 2011 15:48:15 +0100, David W Noon wrote:
5 >
6 >> How does the tool of choice determine if a file is redundant or not?
7 >>
8 >> Just because a configuration file is not associated with a Portage
9 >> package [any more] does not necessarily mean it is redundant.
10 >
11 >No, but it indicates the file warrants a closer look as it may be
12 >orphaned. qfile is my tool of choice for this, it only list files and
13 >deletes nothing.
15 Indeed, I would be very wary of any tool that automatically deleted a
16 configuration file without backing it up.
18 The only algorithmic approach with which I would feel comfortable would
19 be if the file were checked against the previous contents of a package
20 and found present, but has disappeared from the new contents of that
21 same package. Even then, I would want manual confirmation.
22 --
23 Regards,
25 Dave [RLU #314465]
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Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files Florian Philipp <lists@×××××××××××.net>