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These solutions are meant for mid to large scale remote deployment of fixed versions.

I suppose the actual management of config files is primarily done with templates° and must - if properly done - be adjusted for every new software version. This pays off when scalability matters.

But the ability to adjust to an extended config file of a new version for a single installation will be limited, especially if it comes in the OP's shown form of a default cfg where one is supposed to uncomment options.

In this case

  • storing the old default
  • alarming about diffs
  • adjusting the template manually

might be the only pragmatic solution to have some efficiency.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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°) please correct me otherwise!

In reply to Re^2: Perl module for automating the modification of config files? by LanX
in thread Perl module for automating the modification of config files? by nysus

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