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Re: improving rpm



On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 14:52 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le mercredi 12 juillet 2006 à 15:24 -0400, Neal Becker a écrit :
> > 
> >> 1) Don't create needless .rpmsave/.rpmnew if there is no change
> > 
> > Isn't it already supposed to do this ? (though if I look
> > at /etc/ld.so.conf, probably not)
> > 
> >> 2) Attempt to merge changes, in the manner of a modern revision control
> >> system.
> > 
> > This is a 100%-proof recipe for disaster, even if conf files where all
> > in structured format like XML with full grammar available
> 
> You are encouraged to take a look at how Gentoo manages with etc-update. 
>   It's quite usable.  It doesn't automerge by default, of course, but 
> the UI is far better than the .rpmsave business.
> 

How well does it handle un-attended operation?

-sv



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