Subject: Re: Thoughts on more helpful upgrading
To: Paul Hoffman <email@example.com>
From: Brian de Alwis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/17/2001 10:42:50
Regarding /etc, here's my method that I've recently started.
After *completing* an upgrade, I touch a file (say /.lastinstall);
thus I know any files newer than that have been done as customizations.
After performing a new upgrade, I run
find /etc.old -newer /.lastinstall -print > /tmp/newfiles
and then hand-copy the relevant files over. Note the *copy* to cause
the copied files to have new time-stamps, so they can be identified
for the next upgrade. Worked well for my upgrade from 1.5_ALPHA2 to 1.5.
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