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  1. #21
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    Re: Meld and pacnew files

    If yours looks anything like mine I would not worry about it ATM
    Code:
    locate pacnew <run this to see the below code>
    /etc/locale.gen.pacnew
    /etc/profile.pacnew
    /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.pacnew
    /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.pacnew
    /etc/systemd/logind.conf.pacnew
    Mine looks like this. Interestingly the command locate is not active in my version of manjaro

    folder /etc

    Code:
    [andrew@Dell-pc etc]$ ls *.pacnew
    crypttab.pacnew  gshadow.pacnew     passwd.pacnew       shells.pacnew
    fstab.pacnew     hosts.pacnew       resolv.conf.pacnew
    group.pacnew     locale.gen.pacnew  shadow.pacnew
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    Re: Meld and pacnew files

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    After my last post, I eyeballed the *.pacnew files and decided on a case by case basis (14 files) what action to take. Most look like they would revert to the original (like the passwd and fstab). So I didn't see a reason to change anything in my existing files. But its up to you to decide. I installed this Manjaro MATE in Sept 2015, and have never looked at the pacnew files until now, but all is running fine regardless.
    What have you done with the pacnew files. My guess is that you have left them in /etc.

    When you updated further, did you notice any increase in the number of pacnew files
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    Re: Meld and pacnew files

    What have you done with the pacnew files. My guess is that you have left them in /etc.
    Right. I left them and didn't delete any. Never have deleted any.
    When you updated further, did you notice any increase in the number of pacnew files
    This is the first time I looked at them. But there are only 14 since Sept 2015 so probably safe to say that they do not accumulate very quickly. I just installed a Manjaro Gnome last month on Apr 15 and it has 10 pacnew files.

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