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Re: make upgrade overwrites /etc/mail/mailer.conf

From: "Roel van der Hoorn" <r.vanderhoorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 08:36:35 +0100

Joerg Anslik wrote:
What really bothers me is /etc/services being overwritten on every
make upgrade, so modifying getservent() and its aunts and uncles
makes pretty much sense to me.

Does anyone have experience with Gentoo's etc-update?
The emerge system doesn't update files in /etc/, but rather creates temporary files. When you run etc-update it searches for the temporary files and displays the differences between the original config file and the 'proposed' configfile. You can accept (the/certain) changes or completely reject the update. Whatever you like.
I think the same type of behaviour can be applied to a make upgrade.

Personally, I don't like the /etc/defaults/services. After it is updated, you still need to manually check if any of those updates would apply to /etc/services. Or do I completely missed something here...?

Roel van der Hoorn

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