Like Linus put it: a big error is one you can't reverse.
I propose that etc-update keeps backups of the files that have been merged
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge some software
3. answer -5 in the menu
config files have been overwritten without an update
it should have kept backups of my files
Created attachment 43166 [details, diff]
adds auto backups
My try at adding a basic backup facility to etc-update.
Works for me.
Backup renaming has been chosen to
- group all backups together
- group backups of the same file together
- be to see fast when a backup has been made
- minimize the possibility of name clashes
isnt this the point of `dispatch-conf` ?
From the look of it, this seems likely,
I just never heared of it before, maybe it should be
mentioned in the output of emerge?
Putting a hold on feature requests for portage as they are drowning out the
bugs. Most of these features should be available in the next major version of
portage. But for the time being, they are just drowning out the major bugs and
delaying the next version's progress.
Any bugs that contain patches and any bugs for etc-update or dispatch-conf can
be reopened. Sorry, I'm just not good enough with bugzilla. ;)
Closing due to old age, there are several alternatives to etc-update available.