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Old 05-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
gdiza
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Question Items that need updating


Hi all,

Yes, yet another question! haha!

Okay, so, whenever I update stuff and I have been, I see this:

Quote:
* IMPORTANT: 15 config files in '/etc' need updating.
* See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
* man page to learn how to update config files.
I'd like to find out what 15 items need updating, how do I do that?

So far, I've updated;

Samba
ClamAV
Squid
... and a few others that I can't remember at this moment in time.

Basically, the server was setup for me, now I'm just playing, updating, etc, trying to get the hang of Gentoo.

Thanks!

Last edited by gdiza; 05-09-2010 at 05:14 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #2
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take a look at etc-update

Code:
# emerge -av etc-update
it is a script that will help merge your config files in /etc/
 
Old 05-10-2010, 02:48 AM   #3
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Hi sploot,

When I type:

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emerge -av etc-update
It does:

Quote:
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!

emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "etc-update".
?!?
 
Old 05-10-2010, 02:56 AM   #4
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The etc-update tool is part of the base system, you already have it installed. Just run it and follow the instructions. You must be careful when updating config files. Usually, if you didn't modify a file by hand then you should accept the updates and substitute the old config file with the newer one. Otherwise, if you modified that file by hand then you should already know what to do. If your memory is not that good you should note down on a piece of paper every config file you modify under /etc/, so you will know if a given file has been edited by you or not when using etc-update.

There are equivalent tools, like dispatch-conf, which have more functionality. I've always used etc-update though, so I can't comment on them.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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My bad. Didn't realize it was included in base system. Thanks for the clarification.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!
 
  


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