Gentoo updating all configuration files
For completeness sake, we will list the possible commands that can be used while interactively merging the two files.
Users are greeted with two lines (the original one, and the proposed new one) and a prompt at which the user can enter one of the following commands: ed: Edit then use both versions, each decorated with a header.
If such a conflict exists in the dependencies of two different packages, then those packages can not be installed simultaneously.
You may want to try a larger value of the --backtrack option, such as --backtrack=30, in order to see if that will solve this conflict automatically.
after that I check the rest, when I never touched the config file that needs to be updated i quickly look at the new lines and just use the new one.It describes how to interactively merge current and new config files, edit new config files, examine differences between files, and more. , all listed configuration files will be overwritten with the newer versions. These might be unrelated, but still I have had a bit of a problem with the config-files in /etc. Also, when I run etc-update, it provides my with a long list (26 files) of files and asking me to edit them. If you run etc-update it finds these files and asks you what to do. In the end you can overwrite the files and manually reconfigure them or delete the new version and keep yours.There are now 29 config files in /etc that need updating (as told by emerge). There is help available (emerge --help config), but it didn't really help. If the only difference between the files are your edits, keep the old one.