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Dominique Dumont 02-26-2009 11:33 AM

ucf --three-way (was: Proposal to improve package configuration upgrades)
Manoj Srivastava <> writes:

> Well. If the maintainer so desires, ucf does have this to say:
> ,----[ Manual page ucf(1) ]
> | --three-way
[ ... ]

> Seems like this is what is desired; however, the reason this is
> not on by default is that some configuration files can be huge, and ucf
> did not want to stash away _all_ the configuration files handled by it
> into /var. The exectation was that most developers with smallish
> configuration files would use --three-way, but that expectation was
> unfounded.

I understand. Thanks for the man page snippet.

At the risk of drifting away from Config::Model, couldn't ucf propose
by default the three-way merge if the configurations files are
"smallish" ? (with the option for the maintainer to specify --two-way)

By "smallish", I mean below a defined number of lines (say 1000 lines).

All the best

Dominique Dumont
"Delivering successful solutions requires giving people what they
need, not what they want." Kurt Bittner

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