Re: Proposal to improve package configuration upgrades
Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Actually, this is something I've been pondering about for a
> while. Having /etc under some VCS (as many of us, I presume, already
> have by the means of etckeeper and similar tools), diff file merging
> can be seriously improved.
I tend to disagree.
>From a user point of view, you will get the same diff output whether a
SCM performs the diff or ucf performs the diff.
So your proposal will probably not help my mother-in-law to upgrade
the packages on her system ;-)
For seasoned sys admin, storing /etc/ files under a SCM will give a
much better roll-back capability if a config is screwed up by a manual
All the best
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