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'snapmergepuppy' tweaks

February 23, 2011 — BarryK
Shinobar posted some improvements to /usr/sbin/snapmergepuppy used in Wary 5.1:

I am nervous about making any changes right now, as I want to bring out Wary 5.1.1 in a day or two and don't want to risk introducing a new bug -- going from Wary 5.0 to 5.1, which is supposed to be a bugfix upgrade, I accidentally left out the Jimtcl package so introduced a bug. Hence the nervousness.

Anyway, shinobar's tweaks for 'snapmergepuppy' look very good, so I have put it into Woof.


saving /dev in snapmergepuppy
Username: BarryK
I should make a little note here. The reason that snapmergepuppy has always saved /dev is for consistency with other modes. Live-CD, frugal, (and of course full hd installation) all save /dev. I have accepted shinoba's patch to exclude saving of /dev as I don't see anything wrong with doing so.

Saving /dev in 'snapmergepuppy'
Username: BarryK
"No, I have reverted to the partial saving of /dev in snapmergepuppy. There are some symlinks in /dev, that I am not 100% certain should be wiped at shutdown. Anyway, the changes from Wary 5.1 to 5.1.1 have to be absolutely essential bugfixes only, nothing more adventurous. The other changes in 'snapmergepuppy' submitted by shinobar, I have put in.

Tags: woof