Posted Feb 20, 2004 14:33 UTC (Fri) by xentric
In reply to: Unbreakable (almost)
Parent article: The Success of Gentoo
Mistakes with etc-update are a very common problem for people new to Gentoo.
I have written a script (with ebuild) that makes updating a little less dangerous
and a lot easier. The script is called cfg-update.
See: GUI alternative for etc-update -> cfg-update
It determines if configuration files have been modified after being
installed by portage and presents both the original and update in a
graphical diff/merge tool of your choice (default is xxdiff).
Unmodified files can be updated automatically and you can easily restore
the backups if you encounter any problems.
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