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You will lose your compiler settings and your network settings at a minimum if you do that.The rule of thumb is that if you've modified the configuration file for whatever reason then do an interactive merge and see what is going to be changed. As these tools are verified to be acceptable for general use they are included in the gentoo base.

In /etc/I added: CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/._cfg0000_/etc/._cfg0000_make.globals /etc/._cfg0000_etc-update.conf"but now what? have phun-phex one[text was edited by author 2003-02-12 ]How do you keep it from overwriting the changes you do want (ie added USE= variables) ?2) What tools exist to facilitate updating config files (I'm a beginner so I'd like to be able to update the files, but I'm more concerned with having a functional distro that extremely optimises.should I ignore this one and just leave gdm as is??Welcome to Linux Questions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.The default install links against GTK :3, which seems to be ABI-incompatable with Flash video (sound still works).I cant think of any direct relation between use flags and config files.etc-update is the best tool for updateing configs (not perfect though) config files simply tell aplications on your system how to behave and what to allow/disallow any case I'm stuck typing in etc-update or dispatch-conf without knowing how to proceed afterwards.If your memory is not that good you should note down on a piece of paper every config file you modify under /etc/, so you will know if a given file has been edited by you or not when using etc-update.

There are equivalent tools, like dispatch-conf, which have more functionality.

[ xdm | gdm | kdm | entrance ] -DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm" #DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm" # XSESSION is a new variable to control what window manager to start # default with X if run with xdm, startx or xinit.

The default behavior @@ -92,4 92,3 @@ # Xsession - will start a terminal and a few other nice apps #XSESSION="Gnome" -CLOCK=local If I'm reading this correctly, it wants to change from gdm to xdm.

If you haven't touched a configuration file that needs updating then it is more than likely (and a good idea) safe to take the new file over the old one. For example etc-update used to only be available with gentoolkit but is now included in the base installation.

I was under the impression that the newest gentoolkit was supposed to handle this seemlessly and silently. Im a mistaken on this assumption,and if I am what is the purpose of the gentoolkit now? I was under the impression that the newest gentoolkit was supposed to handle this seemlessly and silently. Im a mistaken on this assumption,and if I am what is the purpose of the gentoolkit now? I also read on the gentoo forums that the etc-update program can be modified to use a gui diff tool such as kompare which makes merging the files much easier. Ok cool I seen so many different posts about it and each seemed to say gentoolkit was this and another said its that , I was starting to loose track of exactly what it was supposed to be in the first place .

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