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Bug #1185

need a tool to merge changes into /etc

Added by wa1ter over 12 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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Description

I run mergemaster occasionally because it catches files that
make upgrade misses. Today it misses about half a dozen or
so, including aliases, ftpusers, /usr/Makefile, and maybe a
few others I can't remember.

Thanks.

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#1

Updated by dillon over 12 years ago

:I run mergemaster occasionally because it catches files that
:make upgrade misses. Today it misses about half a dozen or
:so, including aliases, ftpusers, /usr/Makefile, and maybe a
:few others I can't remember.
:
:Thanks.

Well, we could add /usr/Makefile easily enough, that file is not 
modified by the sysad. ftpusers and aliases can be edited by the
sysad so make upgrade can't just copy a new one in.
I very explicitly do NOT want make upgrade to try to mess with
files that are typically modified by the sysadmin. However, there
is no reason why it couldn't compare them and generate a warning at
the end for files needing manual work. It could even suggest running
mergemaster :-)
Would someone like to add /usr/Makefile and a basic compare/warning
feature for the other files to make upgrade?
-Matt
Matthew Dillon
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#2

Updated by pavalos over 12 years ago

What about putting /etc under git control? make upgrade can do a merge and then
if there's a conflict, git would complain.

#3

Updated by robgar over 7 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (0)
#4

Updated by swildner over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to New

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