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Re: Upgrading X shouldn't overwrite XF86Config, or should it?

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 12:42:42PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 11:13:52AM -0500, Norbert Veber wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 12:59:41AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote: If
> > your XF86Config-4 doesnt have a BEGIN DEBCONF section and END
> > DEBCONF section, it will go and clobber the whole file.  Perhaps
> > I'll file a wishlist bug to make it the other way around :)
> It should ask you before changing things. Or at least save the old
> file in XF86Config-4.old or something.
Either that, or it shouldnt change anything if there is no DEBCONF
section instead of changing everything.  It does make a backup, but its
not entirely obvious as it munges the date:

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2658 Dec 10 12:38 XF86Config-4
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2742 Aug 30 12:31 XF86Config-4.dexconf-backup

I made a backup manually prior to the upgrade: 

$ diff XF86Config-4.dexconf-backup /root/XF86Config-4
(the files are the same)



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