Re: Opkg: how to protect configuration files?

2008-09-13 Thread Geoff Ruscoe
On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:34 PM, Rod Whitby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 The packager of whatever package includes that file needs to set CONFFILES
 to include that file.  Then opkg will ask you whether you want to overwrite
 the file, or keep your old one, or drop you into a shell to do a manual
 merge.


So am I to understand that when they are packaging the config files they are
just not packaging them correctly?  Because many of my config files get
overwritten without asking me anything when I do an opkg upgrade.

So they just need to fix the way they are packaging them?

Specifically, the one that comes to mind right now is 89qtopia because of
the gsm mux enhancement.
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Re: Opkg: how to protect configuration files?

2008-09-13 Thread Lally Singh
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Geoff Ruscoe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 8:34 PM, Rod Whitby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 The packager of whatever package includes that file needs to set CONFFILES
 to include that file.  Then opkg will ask you whether you want to
 overwrite
 the file, or keep your old one, or drop you into a shell to do a manual
 merge.

 So am I to understand that when they are packaging the config files they are
 just not packaging them correctly?  Because many of my config files get
 overwritten without asking me anything when I do an opkg upgrade.

 So they just need to fix the way they are packaging them?

 Specifically, the one that comes to mind right now is 89qtopia because of
 the gsm mux enhancement.

If you don't want to wait for people to get their packages straight,
you could push your configuration data into SVN (or the like), and
then use it to track changes.  Overwrites on conflicting settings
should show up as merge conflicts after an 'svn merge'.  All changed
files will show up in 'svn status'.

Just commit before running opkg when you have it the way you like.
Use tags to denote which configurations you liked :-)



-- 
H. Lally Singh
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
Virginia Tech

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Opkg: how to protect configuration files?

2008-09-12 Thread Previdi Roberto
When i make an update/upgrade opkg carefully protect my configuration files
inside /etc, but he always destroy my changes in /opt/Qtopia/etc, causing
qpe to search for documents in all the /usr (which i transferred on the
memory card). Is there a way to tell to opkg to protect other directories
than /etc ?
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Re: Opkg: how to protect configuration files?

2008-09-12 Thread Rod Whitby
Previdi Roberto wrote:
 When i make an update/upgrade opkg carefully protect my configuration
 files inside /etc, but he always destroy my changes in /opt/Qtopia/etc,
 causing qpe to search for documents in all the /usr (which i transferred
 on the memory card). Is there a way to tell to opkg to protect other
 directories than /etc ?

The packager of whatever package includes that file needs to set CONFFILES
to include that file.  Then opkg will ask you whether you want to overwrite
the file, or keep your old one, or drop you into a shell to do a manual merge.

-- Rod

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