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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: etc-update sucks Reply with quote

so etc-update nuked my /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6 this royally sucks because it took forever to find the right card=# for my twinhand vp-1020 and my bt8xx card to play nice together :(

insted of overwriting the file couldnt it make a backup first ? this would be logical Id assume.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dispatch-conf is your friend. It can do what you require. Forget about etc-update.

Code:
man dispatch-conf

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could try cfg-update
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: etc-update sucks Reply with quote

updatelee wrote:
so etc-update nuked my /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6 this royally sucks because it took forever to find the right card=# for my twinhand vp-1020 and my bt8xx card to play nice together :(

insted of overwriting the file couldnt it make a backup first ? this would be logical Id assume.


That is what you get if you set portage to automerge the changes or you do etc-update with -5. Administrative tasks are not supposed to be done in unnatended mode. Appart from that, there are alternative tools like the ones that some people suggested, those can be configured to make backups. Anyway, you could also do regular backups of your /etc, at least, before every emerge world.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads, see topic 478783, topic 291428 and others
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