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What to do with System files after updating

Postby Il Neo » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:33

Hello,
I have recently installed Sabayon 5 and updated a few times since then (over 800 updates).

A couple of times after updating using Sulfur, I am presented with a list of System files and the options at the bottom of the screen are to Delete All, Merge All or Refresh.

What should I do
What is the result of using the different options, any pitfalls to be aware of

Many thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: What to do with System files after updating

Postby joeoden » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:01

Il Neo wrote:What is the result of using the different options, any pitfalls to be aware of

Have a read of all the replies to
viewtopic.php?f=76&t=18292#p104459
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Re: What to do with System files after updating

Postby Marius » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:18

Il Neo wrote:Hello,
I have recently installed Sabayon 5 and updated a few times since then (over 800 updates).

A couple of times after updating using Sulfur, I am presented with a list of System files and the options at the bottom of the screen are to Delete All, Merge All or Refresh.

What should I do
What is the result of using the different options, any pitfalls to be aware of

Many thanks in advance for your help.


I am glad somebody asked this question. Neither wiki nor the thread cited by joeoden provide any explanation of numerous scenarios an average Sabayon user may face when confronted with updating config files. I hope somebody provides a detailed and clear description of all the scenarios.
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Re: What to do with System files after updating

Postby wolfden » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:18

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Re: What to do with System files after updating

Postby joeoden » Thu Nov 05, 2009 13:04

Marius wrote:Neither wiki nor the thread cited by joeoden provide any explanation of numerous scenarios an average Sabayon user may face when confronted with updating config files

Did you read all the replies as sugested

the one by DHalens on Sat Sep 19, 2009 17:52
"merge all" means replace all the old config files with the new ones
I believe that explains merge all

delete all means to delete the files
and refresh means to refresh
Marius wrote:I hope somebody provides a detailed and clear description of all the scenarios

If you look at
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... t_to_do.3F
scroll down to "Hopefully now you are ready to start the updating process." and if you keep reading you will find this
viewtopic.php?f=76&t=16399
then scroll down to "and always always always" and stop reading when you get to "3/25/09 Update"
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Re: What to do with System files after updating

Postby Marius » Thu Nov 05, 2009 20:19

joeoden wrote:
Marius wrote:Neither wiki nor the thread cited by joeoden provide any explanation of numerous scenarios an average Sabayon user may face when confronted with updating config files

Did you read all the replies as sugested

the one by DHalens on Sat Sep 19, 2009 17:52
"merge all" means replace all the old config files with the new ones
I believe that explains merge all

delete all means to delete the files
and refresh means to refresh
Marius wrote:I hope somebody provides a detailed and clear description of all the scenarios

If you look at
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... t_to_do.3F
scroll down to "Hopefully now you are ready to start the updating process." and if you keep reading you will find this
viewtopic.php?f=76&t=16399
then scroll down to "and always always always" and stop reading when you get to "3/25/09 Update"


Yes I did. I was talking about a fairly complete explanation of all the scenarios not some. That is missing.

wolfden wrote:same principals of portage

Handbook
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... #doc_chap2


Thank you. That's helpful.
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