Package Details: etc-update 2.3.99-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: etc-update
Description: CLI to interactively merge .pacnew configuration files
Upstream URL:
Keywords: .pacnew
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Malvineous
Maintainer: Kewl (Malvineous)
Last Packager: Kewl
Votes: 150
Popularity: 4.28
First Submitted: 2012-01-29 04:00
Last Updated: 2020-05-17 23:00

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gissf1 commented on 2018-07-18 19:20

This package no longer works on 32-bit arch installs.

In case you are not aware, Arch has dropped native support for i686 (32-bit x86) installs. The ArchLinux32 project was started to provide support to users of 32-bit systems. See for more information.

The distro change affects this package because the ID in /etc/os-release on ArchLinux32 is now "arch32" instead of "arch". So OS_RELEASE_ID gets set to "arch32" instead of "arch", which in turn causes OS_FAMILY to be set to "gentoo" instead of "arch", and consequently on execution I got the error message "etc-update: ERROR: missing portageq".

For me, adding "|arch32" to the case line with "arch" solved the issue.

I was going to post a patch upstream, but I couldn't seem to find the git repo for etc-update, so I thought it was acceptable to report it here instead and have you patch it as you see fit.

Thanks for taking the time to maintain this excellent tool for Arch users!

Kewl commented on 2018-06-29 17:19

please see gentoo-announce, more update will follow.

Kewl commented on 2018-06-19 06:14

Update made upstream to support archarm, please wait for portage 2.3.41 to be released to have it reflected here.

Kewl commented on 2018-04-07 18:48

Updated to 2.3.28: the Arch support has been moved upstream in Gentoo portage and the package is now much leaner.

Kewl commented on 2018-03-14 19:30

@Trilby fair point, this has been corrected

Anonymous comment on 2018-03-09 23:34

Note that the AUR is not for hosting code. The source code should be placed elsewhere.

Please move the script to github or a filesharing site.

Malvineous commented on 2017-06-23 23:35

@Ataraxy: I've updated the URL, thanks! Not sure what you mean about the 404 error, it works fine for me:

$ git clone
Cloning into 'etc-update'...
remote: Counting objects: 7, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (6/6), done.
remote: Total 7 (delta 1), reused 7 (delta 1)
Unpacking objects: 100% (7/7), done.

Ataraxy commented on 2017-05-09 06:06

git clone URL is 404.

PKGBUILD url= should be

Alad commented on 2014-06-26 21:23

Didn't see this anywhere, so thought I'd mention it: you need to have the EDITOR variable set to make this work.

Malvineous commented on 2013-09-19 09:48

@Trigger: Done, now it will search /usr/share/config also.