If the only changes in /etc are metadata changes that the VCS doesn't natively track, then etckeeper refuses to make a new commit for them. At least with git.

This is because the metadata in /etc/.etckeeper is only updated from etckeeper pre-commit, which is only called by the VCS pre-commit hook; and since the VCS doesn't track the metadata changes, it doesn't think that a new commit needs to be made, and doesn't call the hook!

I think the best solution might be to call etckeeper pre-commit from in etckeeper commit.

fixed --?Joey