RFC: etcupdate tool in base?
mike.jakubik at intertainservices.com
Thu Jun 10 20:53:28 UTC 2010
On 6/10/2010 4:47 PM, Erik Cederstrand wrote:
>> -1 Also.
>> How does this differ from a "mergemaster -iFU" ? That's pretty much as automated as it can get.
> I find the ability to do 'etcupdate diff' to quickly get an overview of which changes I have made to a standard installation very useful.
> Looking from the outside, I think the two tools could be merged to a single upgrade tool. I see three uses for such a tool:
> * Show me which local modifications I have, so I can see if they're still relevant for the upgraded system
> * Just do all the hard work for me (i.e. mergemaster -iFU) on files I didn't change
> * Guide me through merging updates to files I did modify myself (and please, don't ask me innocently if I want to delete my local account when it's 4 AM :-) I may be answering 'yes' in my sleep)
That actually sounds like a great idea to me.
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