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Re: diff original .conf files in packages with the ones installed

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 8:03 PM, William Hopkins <we.hopkins@gmail.com> wrote:
On 07/01/11 at 09:44am, alberto fuentes wrote:
> This would be handy to checkout messed up systems to be able to tell apart
> easily whats has been touched.
> Is there already something that makes this?

comparing dpkg --get-selections before and after is an easy way to see what new
packages have been installed, which have been upgraded, etc. But you *should*
be paying attention during the upgrade process.

dpkg will already prompt you to view a diff of a config file that is to be
changed if you have a modified version installed.

If you need anything more granular than this, perhaps install tripwire.

I think you misunderstood what I was asking.

I wanted to check out the diff from the configuration file of a package from both its versions, installed and original packaged, to be able to tell whats been touched (added + deleted) :)


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