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Updating configuration files

Postby Isac » Fri Nov 28, 2008 22:47

Hi. Newbie question:

How do I update configuration files? Emerge tells me that I should do that, and also tells me to check the man page for Emerge, but that didn't teach me anything. Neither did Google, Gentoo Wiki, Gentoo Forums or Sabayon forums.

Thanks in advance,

I

edit: fixed a typo - I typed "configuration" but meant "Emerge" :P
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Re: Updating configuration files

Postby Isac » Fri Nov 28, 2008 23:21

Neither "etc-update" nor "dispatch-conf" work. They are installed (or they should be - I have emerged gentoolkit, which I need according to the Gentoo website, and I have the manpages), yet, when I try to run them, I get "command not found". What have I missed?

Well, I have to get some sleep now (it's 11:20 in the night here). I'll check back here first thing tomorrow. Good night!
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Re: Updating configuration files

Postby wolfden » Sat Nov 29, 2008 0:06

as root u run them
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Re: Updating configuration files

Postby Isac » Sat Nov 29, 2008 14:01

Turns out I had a lot of things to do before I could check the forums, but now I'm back...

wolfden wrote:as root u run them


Yikes! I can't believe I didn't think of that! Now I'm ashamed... :oops:
Thanks a lot!
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Re: Updating configuration files

Postby Isac » Sat Nov 29, 2008 14:42

New question:

I ran "sudo dispatch-conf", and when it updated the second file that needed updating, I got this:

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>> (2 of 2) -- /etc/cups/mime.convs
>> q quit, h help, n next, e edit-new, z zap-new, u use-new [b]# here I pressed "u"[/b]
   m merge, t toggle-merge, l look-merge: dispatch-conf: Error renaming /etc/cups/._cfg0000_mime.convs to /etc/cups/mime.convs: [Errno 2] No such file or directory; fatal

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 418, in <module>
    d.grind (portage.settings ['CONFIG_PROTECT'])
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 284, in grind
    self.post_process(conf['current'])
  File "/usr/sbin/dispatch-conf", line 317, in post_process
    portage.dispatch_conf.file_archive_post_process(archive)
  File "//usr/lib/portage/pym/portage/dispatch_conf.py", line 161, in file_arch


There's one thing I don't understand here. Why did a file that supposedly doesn't exist make my computer say a file needed updating?

Well, at least

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sudo find /etc -iname '._cfg????_*'


doesn't give me anything anymore, and that's good, right?
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Re: Updating configuration files

Postby wolfden » Sat Nov 29, 2008 23:46

if etc-update don't find anything - than your good
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