Determining which config files I have modified?
a24061 at ducksburg.com
Tue Aug 7 11:22:27 UTC 2007
On 2007-08-06, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>> I already use aide, but I don't keep the old reports or databases
>> indefinitely (my current aide.db reflects my customizations up to last
>> night, for example).
>> I was hoping for some sort of apt-based trick to go through packages
>> comparing checksums in the packages with those of the files on disk.
> That's exactly what debsums does. Caveats:
> * you have to explicitly ask debsums to list changes in configuration
> * not all packages come with MD5SUMS files, so you may want to install
> the apt hook described in the debsums manual page to generate those
Good suggestion. I'm looking into it.
> Personally I've acquired a habit of always creating a copy named *.orig
> before I modify any config file. This way I can easily see the changed
> I've made.
Good suggestion too! I think doing exactly that in certain places
(/etc/logrotate.d/, I think) can screw things up, however.
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