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Dippmopser
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Portage warns that files need updating Reply with quote

When I emege somthing I get the following message:

Code:
 
* IMPORTANT: 2 config files in '/etc/portage' need updating.
 * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
 * man page to learn how to update config files.


So I looked into the manpages of emerge, there I find:

Quote:
When Portage installs a file into a protected directory tree like /etc, any existing files will not be overwritten.
If a file of the same name already exists, Portage will change the name of the to-be-installed file from 'foo' to
'._cfg0000_foo'. If '._cfg0000_foo' already exists, this name becomes '._cfg0001_foo', etc. In this way, existing
files are not overwritten, allowing the administrator to manually merge the new config files and avoid any unexpected
changes.


That being as it may, when I look into my portage directory, there are no files with a _cfg0000_ part in their file name.

Could someone tell me what should be done here?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you continue reading in that section, you should find:
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Tools such as dispatch-conf, cfg-update, and etc-update are also available to aid in the merging of these
files. They provide interactive merging and can auto-merge trivial changes.


I use (and can recommend) dispatch-conf, for whatever that's worth to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, running dispatch-conf, however does not solve the problem.

The command is executed without any errors or anything else thereafter I am again at the root prompt emerging the same foo as before still tells me there a config files that need to be updated.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit, then, that I do not know how to proceed. I hope someone else will be able to chime in. My apologies.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try etc-update. Just make sure you verify any custom changes you made to the config files.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

make sure you run them with root permissions.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
 * IMPORTANT: 2 config files in '/etc/portage' need updating.
 * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
 * man page to learn how to update


...

Code:
lintan nameless # etc-update
Scanning Configuration files...
Exiting: Nothing left to do; exiting. :)


Here is a screenshot of my portage folder:

http://s13.postimg.org/8uro1bptz/Untitled.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dippmopser wrote:
Code:
 * IMPORTANT: 2 config files in '/etc/portage' need updating.
 * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
 * man page to learn how to update


...

Code:
lintan nameless # etc-update
Scanning Configuration files...
Exiting: Nothing left to do; exiting. :)


Here is a screenshot of my portage folder:

http://s13.postimg.org/8uro1bptz/Untitled.jpg


see my comment above.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK the problem is now solved:

Here is what the problem was: As far as I was able to figure it out:

Since the man page of emerge stated that: adding the entry

Code:

You  can  disable  this  feature  by  setting  CONFIG_PROTECT="-*"   in make.conf


Since I did not make any special settings aside from those suggested in the gentoo installation guide, I made the entry stated above and there after emerged the same foo again.

However portage did not overwrite anything and the notification remained. This obviously had the interesting side-effect of undermining the functionality of dispatch-conf as well as etc-update although I do not know why.

After removing said entry dispatch-conf worked as it should.

May be someone could explain why for I dont get it.
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