On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 04:34:58PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 10/08/2017 16:21, Glen Barber wrote:
> >> * Since we have no mechanism of properly merging changes to /etc
> >> we simply copy files as needed with pc-updatemanager, and it is
> >> difficult to maintain what should be updated, merged, or removed.
> >>
> > This is another long-standing item in the list of things to fix, indeed.
> The idea floated at BSDCam was to have a package that would install a
> pristine copy of the /etc files under /var/db/etcupdate and prompt the
> user to then use that tool to update or install their configs.  That
> should provide a nice compromise between having the files available from
> pkgs and not enforcing a specific mechanism (tools, not policy) to
> update /etc.

Yeah, this came up at BSDCan last year, I think.  I think this is the
right approach.


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