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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Updating configuration file Reply with quote

After I emerge portage, I get the following message:
I would like to know how do I update configuration file.


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* Make sure you run 'hash -r' in your active shells.
 * Regenerating GNU info directory index...
 * Processed 140 info files.
 * IMPORTANT: 6 config files in '/etc' need updating.
 * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
 * man page to learn how to update config files.


Please help!
Use the following command is it?
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etc-update
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use 'etc-update' although personally I prefer using 'dispatch-conf' as it has greater scope for backing up the config files that you are replacing. You can configure 'dispatch-conf' to automatically update files that you haven't touched, and you only get asked about updating config files that you have modified. See the configuration file in /etc/dispatch-conf.conf and 'man dispatch-conf' for more details.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use dispatch-conf for years instead of etc-update.

Also, dispatch-conf can do the job by himself, like when you have a diff between 2 files and it's only some spaces or linebreak that differ from the 2 files, dispatch-conf doesn't bother you with that.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then there are the extra comfortable tools cfg-update and etc-proposals. You gotta emerge them, but they make much easier ...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bmichaelsen wrote:
And then there are the extra comfortable tools cfg-update and etc-proposals. You gotta emerge them, but they make much easier ...
Yes, with cfg-update you can select a nice GUI viewer to see file differences side-by-side.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What, is cfg-update is brand new ? I didn't know the existence of that package ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
What, is cfg-update is brand new ? I didn't know the existence of that package ?
It's been around since 29 April, 2005 ;)
(Date from ChangeLog)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why there is no promotion about theses useful tools for the newbie :(
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Write it all up for the Gentoo docs d2_racing :wink:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then there is the old fashioned way :)
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find /etc -name '._*'
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d2_racing wrote:
Why there is no promotion about theses useful tools for the newbie :(

at least it was 'officially' noted once: http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20060717-newsletter.xml#doc_chap3
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