How do I set meld as the default diff viewer for ubuntu updates?
So as I understand this (and please correct me if I'm wrong) what I'm asking for is still not possible/implemented??!
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> Subject: Re: How do I set meld as the default diff viewer for
> ubuntu updates?
> On 03/06/2009 11:31 AM, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> > I am coming from Gentoo, where there was an excellent tool
> > and you could define your diff tool to be anything you
> wanted. So as you
> > went through each updated /etc file (after an 'emerge world' for
> > example), it would load the new /etc file and your existing one into
> > this amazing graphical diff tool called
> > 'meld' ( http://meld.sourceforge.net/ ). You'd make your
> changes, save
> > and exit, then move on to the next /etc/ file to be
> investigated... All
> > nice and automatic like.
> > In Ubuntu, I'm a little concerned that something like this doesn't
> > exist??
> > When I do updates, I'm given a rather useless menu IMHO
> that says things
> > like:
> > * install new version
> > * keep old version
> > * VIEW diffs -- this is useless because you can't do
> anything with them
> > AFAIK but _view_ the differences.
> > * three way diff view
> > ...and there might be some others, but nowhere do I see a
> way to launch
> > a user defined diff tool to interactively merge changes.
> > Please tell me this is possible.
> I reckon that we should start you with launchpad...
> enter 'diff' in the search field, and the result is:
d.searchtext=diff&orderby=-> importance&search=Search&field.status%3Alist=NEW&f ield.status%
> 3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITH_RESPONSE&field.status%3Alis t=INCOMPLETE
_WITHOUT_RESPONSE&field.status%3Alist=CONFIRMED&fi eld.status%> 3Alist=TRIAGED&field.status%3Alist=INPROGRESS&fiel d.status%3Al
ist=FIXCOMMITTED&field.assignee=&field.bug_reporte r=&field.omit_> dupes=on&field.has_patch=&field.has_no_package=>
> First one is what you are looking for:
> [Diff files in a more friendly format]
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