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dispatch-conf or etc-update or...?
dispatch-conf
45%
 45%  [ 183 ]
etc-update
49%
 49%  [ 199 ]
cfg-update
3%
 3%  [ 15 ]
other / don't care (please explain)
0%
 0%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 401

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:24 am    Post subject: dispatch-conf or etc-update or...? Reply with quote

This has been the cause of much confusion in various #gentoo* channels on freenode, with one user reccommending one and another user recommending the other to a total newbie.... not a good thing.... I personally use dispatch-conf as it's so much easier to use and (IMO) faster... what do you guys think?

mod edit (2006-07-20)
Added poll options 'cfg-update' and 'other' on request, 102 votes for dispatch-conf and 120 for etc-update at that point. --Earthwings

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update. It is all there was when I started using Gentoo, and to be honest, I have never tried dispatch-conf.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dispatch-conf has some nice extra features, just look at /etc/dispatch-conf.conf. I also think it is somewhat easier to use.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update. It is all there was when I started using Gentoo.
I've not tried dispatch-conf.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use etc-update only when I just have a crapload of files which all need to be updated, like a baselayout update on a fresh install. Otherwise, diff, cp, mv, and vim are all I need ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update. its easy and I always go thru any changes to config files so I don't worry about something failing over. I don't want the extra features of dispatch-conf
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best things in Gentoo is dispatch-conf. For all those unaware, it keeps a copy of the previous version. If you ever happen to commit a change that you shouldn't, you can recover the old version! :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm still waiting for my first fuckup to happen, after that i'll change to dispatch-conf i suppose :)

etc-update is so easy, never needed anyting else :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmbsvicetto wrote:
One of the best things in Gentoo is dispatch-conf. For all those unaware, it keeps a copy of the previous version. If you ever happen to commit a change that you shouldn't, you can recover the old version! :wink:


Who needs a copy.....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dispatch-conf forever and always...keeps a copy of the old file and allows you to go through the changes ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dispatch-conf is by far the best and easiest to use
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update to process trivial file changes
followed by dispatch-conf w/ colordiff for actually updating files.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use etc-update. If it's a file I know hasn't changed other then my settings, I just remove the ._cfg... file. Otherwise I just overwrite it and reapply my settings. Real easy since I remember what I changed in the files.

Besides, I've never used anything but etc-update, and didn't know about dispatch-conf until a few months ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update for me, I have never tried dispatch-conf. I guess I too just stuck with what I already was using since I started using gentoo, and saw no reason to change.
although maybe at a next big update I will try dispatch-conf, although that wouln't happen for a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, etc-update for me too. I can see why some people find dispatch-conf easier, but I suppose it's just what I'm used to. If we're being completely frank, then I'd have to say that neither is really ideal, but that's another story. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They both suck, dispatch-conf just sucks a little less, so that's what i use, unless I'm working on a blank system, then i'll just use etc-update and -5.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update cause I've always used it and I find it easy to use, but I might just try dispatch-conf and see if it's as good as most people says :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cfg-update
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

etc-update
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
etc-update

to everyone that hasn't tried dispatch-conf... I highly recommend you take your next config update as an oppertunity to try it. it is head and shoulders above etc-update! most of its advantage is in its speed. you don't have to type the number of the related config, when you handle the current config (zap it, update the existing, skip, etc) it automatically pulls up the next config change. This is really evident when you are doing the midless config updates like when xorg gets updated and all it's config files (which are generally never user modified) all come up... or when binutils (i think that is it) gets updated and a whole slew of init.d scripts get updated. just, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, u, and they are done :D

my vote is for dispatch-conf, 100%. until portage isn't cli only based then something gui would be preferred.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dispatch-conf with the setting
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diff="vimdiff %s %s"
in /etc/dispatch-conf.conf :D
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote goes for dispatch-conf, too.
And btw i comment out the diff line on dispatch-conf.conf and add a new one with meld: distatch-conf with a gui. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still using etc-update


because it works for me, and i don't need an colorized output from the files to understand the changes.

ive tried dispatch-conf, but its nothing 4 me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like we're split into two groups... the golden oldies... :P who've been using Gentoo for ages now, and the littluns, who haven't been using Gentoo for so long...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welp wrote:
Looks like we're split into two groups... the golden oldies... :P who've been using Gentoo for ages now, and the littluns, who haven't been using Gentoo for so long...

And those who defy all and use cfg-update :P
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