etc-update - Configuration file update handler

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.1
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename etc-update-2.3.31-lp151.3.1.noarch.rpm
Package name etc-update
Package version 2.3.31
Package release lp151.3.1
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category System/Base
License GPL-2.0-only
Maintainer -
Download size 24.79 KB
Installed size 43.36 KB
etc-update  is  supposed  to be run after merging a new package to see if there
are updates to the configuration files.  If a new configuration file will
override an old one, etc-update will prompt the user for a decision.
etc-update will check all directories specified on the command line.  If no
paths are given, then the CONFIG_PROTECT variable will be  used.   All  config
files  found  in  CONFIG_PRO‐TECT_MASK will automatically be updated for you by


Package Version Architecture Repository
etc-update - - -


Name Value
/bin/bash -
bash -


Name Value
config(etc-update) = 2.3.31-lp151.3.1
etc-update = 2.3.31-lp151.3.1


Type URL
Binary Package etc-update-2.3.31-lp151.3.1.noarch.rpm
Source Package etc-update-2.3.31-lp151.3.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install etc-update rpm package:

# zypper install etc-update




2018-04-30 -
- Refresh etc-update-opensuse.patch to match for rpmnew files too.
Now it matched only rpmsave and rpmorig
* etc-update-opensuse.patch
2018-04-26 -
- Add patch etc-update-opensuse.patch to really work on Leap
2018-04-25 -
- Version update to 2.3.31:
* Few small fixes
* Update to support archlinux config files out of the box
- Use full portage archive in order to allow "automatic" updating
instead of copying files
2015-11-13 -
- Version bump 2.2.24:
* Test portageq and etc-update for Gentoo bug #462412.
* CONFIG_PROTECT: handle non-existent files
* etc-update: symlink support for Gentoo bug #485598
* Add support for SUSE based distros in etc-update, Gentoo bug #456128
* FEATURES=case-insensitive-fs for Gentoo bug #524236
* Various minor updates in the makefile
- New URL due to redesign of all the Gentoo webpages
- Remove rpm-distribution.patch as it is merged upstream
2013-02-08 -
- include license file
2013-02-07 -
- osc service localrun format_spec_file
2013-02-04 -
- move tool to %_sbin where it belongs
2013-02-03 -
- use upstream files and separate patch
2013-02-03 -
- initial version of the package, patched current version from portage

See Also

Package Description
etckeeper-1.18.7-lp151.2.1.x86_64.rpm Store /etc under Version Control
etckeeper-cron-1.18.7-lp151.2.1.x86_64.rpm The etckeeper cron function
etckeeper-zypp-plugin-1.18.7-lp151.2.1.x86_64.rpm The etckeeper integration function with ZYpp
etherape-0.9.15-lp151.2.3.x86_64.rpm A Graphical Network Monitor
etherape-lang-0.9.15-lp151.2.3.noarch.rpm Translations for package etherape
ethtool-4.13-lp151.4.2.x86_64.rpm Examine and Tune Ethernet-Based Network Interfaces
etrophy-0.5.1-lp151.2.3.x86_64.rpm Library managing scores, trophies and unlockables
etrophy-data-0.5.1-lp151.2.3.noarch.rpm Etrophy shared data
etrophy-devel-0.5.1-lp151.2.3.x86_64.rpm Etrophy development files
evas-generic-loaders-1.20.7-lp151.6.67.x86_64.rpm Set of generic loaders for Evas
evemu-2.7.0-lp151.2.3.x86_64.rpm Input Event Device Emulation Library
evemu-devel-2.7.0-lp151.2.3.x86_64.rpm Development files for evemu
eventstat-0.04.05-lp151.1.1.x86_64.rpm Kernel event states monitoring tool
eventviews-18.12.3-lp151.1.2.x86_64.rpm Eventviews Library
eventviews-devel-18.12.3-lp151.1.2.x86_64.rpm Library for messages