Merge changes to LZM/XZ

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Merge changes to LZM/XZ

Post#1 by snake » 28 Jan 2011, 08:01

Hi, Is there a tool/script already for "merge changes" for LZM/XZ packages?
Sometimes I make a customized changes to for example configuration file and want them to be included on module (and not on changes dir) on next time I activate it (somewhere else). It would work as follows:

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merge_changes currentmodule.lzm newmodule.lzm
Where script goes through filelist of original package (by for example using output of unsquasfs -ls) and repack these files from current filesystem snapshot to new module. Also it could change the content of currentpacket.lzm but if it is already activate, I don't know if it is possible. This command could also be named as

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update_module modulename.lzm
Skenario could be also that on first run, user changes root password and and some users and then run update_module for including these changes to core porteus modules.

Or am I missing a feature that is already there?

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Re: Merge changes to LZM/XZ

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Jan 2011, 11:34

added to 'HOW TO's & Resources'
viewtopic.php?f=39&p=1235#p1235

Thanks for suggestion :)
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Re: Merge changes to LZM/XZ

Post#3 by brokenman » 29 Jan 2011, 01:33

No i don't believe there is a tool for this. I may update the modtools script to include a few more functions.

update_changes (it could create & update a changes module)
lzm2xz (both single and multiple)
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