Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> David Wolfskill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Sounds like a botched (or not run) "mergemaster" execution:
> No - mergemaster will croak because it runs mtree to build its temp
> directory, so if you're trying to update a pre-smmsp system you have
> to add the smmsp user and group manually.

        Every time I suggest adding special handling for master.passwd or group
people scream because they are afraid that they'll accidentally
overwrite their files. Every time we introduce a new user or group,
people scream because mm didn't magically fix things for them. 

        One solution I've considered in the past is to have a pre-world mm
option to do just master.passwd and group for just this purpose. One of
the reasons I liked /etc/defaults/make.conf was because this pre-world
script I have also compared my /etc/make.conf to the defaults to make
sure that the options I have in there are still doing what I think they
are doing. I'd kind of like to see this sort of thing return... it was
nice to have a somewhat canonical list of options available.

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