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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 3:43 pm    Post subject: How to update config files? Reply with quote

Hi,

How to update the config files?

* Regenerating GNU info directory index...
* Processed 58 info files.
* IMPORTANT: 31 config files in /etc need updating.
* IMPORTANT: 4 config files in /usr/kde/3/share/config need updating.
* Type emerge --help config to learn how to update config files.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* Type emerge --help config to learn how to update config files.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:!: see the post about gentoolkit and etc-update it works great.

a quick tip,if you haven't made changes to the mentioned files you can use

:!: Warning use with care :!:
:arrow: substitutes existing configuration files (also changed ones) with default new ones.

Code:
FILES=`find /etc -iname "._cfg0000_*"`
for FILE in ${FILES}; do
     FILENAME=`basename ${FILE}`;
     DIRNAME=`dirname $FILE`;
     echo $DIRNAME/$FILENAME $DIRNAME/${FILENAME/._cfg0000_};
done


instead of echo use mv, but first test it with echo, I'm too lazy too test it.[/code]
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 7:26 pm    Post subject: update config files Reply with quote

From the replies I learned two things:

1. * Type emerge --help config to learn how to update config files, only shows how to display the files but not how to update..... or did I miss something?

2. The code when replacing echo with mv removes all the existing configs.... root password, hostname, daemon startups in /etc/conf.d/local.start, etc. I did not mind because my boot startup was already messy and needed a clean up. I simply reconfig everything and now all works fine including all config files were "updated".

I am only puzzled what does it mean to "update config files"...... to remove them???

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically you have to change them so that they suit your system. Personally I stick with the old config files, I don't have the time to update them... although I will start learning how to do it. It is supposed to be better.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: update config files Reply with quote

rasat wrote:

2. The code when replacing echo with mv removes all the existing configs.... root password, hostname, daemon startups in /etc/conf.d/local.start, etc. I did not mind because my boot startup was already messy and needed a clean up. I simply reconfig everything and now all works fine including all config files were "updated".

I just tested it and it works fine, maybe you didn't copy it to a file (although you can use it from bash) and did chmod +x <file> then ./<file> . I will put a warning up.

sorry, well that's life, reminds of a story of how you should backup your config files everyday, some script in the tips&tricks section.

Again sorry, lX
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emerge gentoolkit and run etc-update - it will show you diffs and let you merge, overwrite, or keep. It's great.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alec wrote:
Emerge gentoolkit and run etc-update - it will show you diffs and let you merge, overwrite, or keep. It's great.


who's the man,..... you the man :D,....just what I was looking for, doing this all manually while there is a tool for it. Nice one.

Thkx, lX
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