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    gentoo etc-update

    hey guys I jsut wanted to know what option sould I choose and how safe would it be to overwire these files. would I have to edit fstab and /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4 again, here the files it wants to update

    The following is the list of files which need updating, each
    configuration file is followed by a list of possible replacement files.
    1) /etc/fstab
    2) /etc/gentoo-release
    3) /etc/group
    4) /etc/rc.conf
    5) /etc/conf.d/net
    6) /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4
    Please select a file to edit by entering the corresponding number.
                  (-1 to exit) (-3 to auto merge all remaining files)
                               (-5 to auto-merge AND not use 'mv -i'):

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    Re:gentoo etc-update

    etc-update always kicked my butt until I recently decided to read up on it and actually learn how to use it.

    I would go one by one and choose whether you want to keep or replace the file. eg.

    press 1, it should you the difference between /etc/fstab and /etc/._cfg0000_fstab, you will probably want to keep the fstab you have now so choose to keep original.

    press 2, show you the diff for the /etc/gentoo-release....

    and so on til you either keep or replace all 6. You generally don't want to replace any files that you have made significant changes to but something like gentoo_release you can update with no problem. I would keep numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and replace 2.

    I have learned not to use the -3 or -5 options because they have only brought me pain.
    Also you might want to check out dispatch-conf.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re:gentoo etc-update

    cool I always thought I just had -1 -3 and -5 to choose from thank you pwrhouse karma point for you ;D

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    Re:gentoo etc-update

    Yeah that was my problem too, always thought it was stupid that you could either merge them or not...turns out that I was the one that was stupid.

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