Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost> writes: > On Wed, 05 Jun 2013, Greg Troxel wrote: >> etcupdate appears to be too aggressive. > > Please could you expand on this. Under what circumstances will > etcupdate make unwanted changes? (As far as I know, etcupdate always > prompts first, except in safe cases as requested by "-a".) My comment was overly strong, and is based on reecnt use of etcupdate together with an etcupdate-like cfengine-like private mechanism, where I ended up with some files reverting to 'clean install' state when I didn't want to. So it's perhaps unfair. But, when there are 20 prompts and the harried user types the wrong thing. I basically view being interactive as a bug.
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