Gentoo emerge config files in etc need updating

Art is everything else we do." - Donald Knuth I use dispatch-conf for years instead of etc-update.

Also, dispatch-conf can do the job by himself, like when you have a diff between 2 files and it's only some spaces or linebreak that differ from the 2 files, dispatch-conf doesn't bother you with that.

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When Portage installs a file into a protected directory tree like /etc, any existing files will not be overwritten.

When you ran etc-update the first time, you would have seen something to the effect of "merging minor changes in ..." Minor changes means, as far as I know, changes to the two or three copyright comment lines at the beginning of a stock-standard config file and perhaps even other comments within the file. If there is something to do, etc-update will present you with a list of files that need updating and then provide a primitive interface to edit each one.

Each person has there own way of actually editing the files, so I won't go into that.

It suffices to say that etc-update will present the current file's path and the new files path which will be in the form /path/to/file/._cfg00xx.

* Make sure you run 'hash -r' in your active shells. * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge * man page to learn how to update config files.

* IMPORTANT: 6 config files in '/etc' need updating.

You can use 'etc-update' although personally I prefer using 'dispatch-conf' as it has greater scope for backing up the config files that you are replacing.

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