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Bug 634226 - sys-apps/portage: downgrading package overwrites config files
Summary: sys-apps/portage: downgrading package overwrites config files
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal critical (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-14 09:49 UTC by farmboy0
Modified: 2017-10-15 08:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description farmboy0 2017-10-14 09:49:02 UTC
I recently had to downgrade sddm because of bug 633920.
After I did my /etc/sddm.conf was replaced by the default config shipped with the package.
No etc-update.
Just downgrade and the config gets overwritten.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install sddm-0.16.0
2. Make changes to /etc/sddm.conf
3. Mask sddm-0.16.0
4. Re-emerge sddm
Actual Results:  
The config gets replaced by the default one.

Expected Results:  
I can use etc-update to manage the diff between configs.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-10-14 20:01:31 UTC
Maybe a duplicate of bug 464662?