Subject: Re: Creating hashes for etcupdate(8)
To: Christian Hattemer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/2005 21:17:02
On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 10:08:02PM +0200, Christian Hattemer wrote:
> etcupdate normally operates on the new etc set that was extracted to a
> tempdir. But it seems that it could operate on the main /etc for the case
> of creating the hashes after a fresh installation. So there should probably
> be an option to make etcupdate do exactly that.
> With this new option etcupdate could even run automatically at the end of
> sysinst, so you wouldn't need to remember to run it before starting to
> configure the system.

I have thought (but not thought through the effects of) that sysinst
could use etcupdate (or similar) to install the files in the first place
(ie updating against an empty directory).

Then the 'install' and 'update' options on sysinst can be merged.


David Laight: