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

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 02:03:51 -0600

On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 08:36:35 +0100, Roel van der Hoorn wrote:

> 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.

It sounds like mergemaster that DragonFly team has replaced to 'make
upgrade'. I am not going to lie, I think it is mistake to not use
mergemaster if DragonFly doesn't has another better solution other than
'make upgrade'. I think, mergemaster does the better job than what 'make
upgrade' can offer as far from what I can see is that the 'make upgrade'
has the more problems than mergemaster has.


> 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...?

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