[Box Backup] I have the fear....

Ben Bennett boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 22:19:44 -0400

As a note, I entered a bug and portage has now been fixed.



On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 10:44:22PM -0400, Ben Bennett wrote:
> WTF!
> So it is not dispatch-conf.  It is emerge itself.  I see it changing
> the timestamp of both the real file in /etc and the new config.
> I have sys-apps/portage version installed.
> This explains the bizzaro behavior I was seeing.  When bb runs after
> the emerge it sees the date change on the file and updates (with the
> same contents).  Then when I run the dispatch-conf to merge in the new
> conf, it plops the ._cfg... version over the original and the mtime
> remains unchanged and this bb misses it.
> It would be nice if bb could catch it since the file size does change
> in these cases, but clearly the stupidity is occuring over in the
> emerge code.  I have not yet managed to find where the timestamp is
> beign changed, but I am hunting.
>       Thanks all,
> 	     -ben
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