On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 07:06:53AM +0100, Peter Boosten wrote:
> Johann Hasselbach wrote:
> > I was doing a src upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1
> > After installkernel, i rebooted, and accidently ran "mergemaster"
> > instead of "mergemaster -p" before installworld. I ctrl-c'd once I
> > realized what I had done, but the damage was done.
> > It seems to have overwritten my password and group files.
> I've stated this before: In my opinion this entire 'I want to overwrite
> your passwd file' attitude from mergemaster is nonsense: at installation
> time you're required to add an additional user, and mergemaster wants to
> undo that again.
> There are other ways to create new accounts or groups than simply
> overwriting passwd/group files.
> Also: most scripts updated by mergemaster during 7.0->7.1 are only
> version numbering diffs. Is there no smarter way to do this, apart from
> typing 'i' every time?
I think you want -U option (auto upgrade files that have not been
modified by user) along with -i (install missing files).
> Having to go through mergemaster is the most tedious job I've ever done
> (it would probably be bearable if only one machine was involved).
> > Did I damage anything else?
> You might wanna look at hosts, login.conf, ssh config, pam, audit,
> sendmail, syslog.conf, basically everything in /etc.
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