On Apr 6, 2009, at 7:03 AM, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
Charles Howse wrote:
I'm upgrading form 4.6-RELEASE to 4.6-STABLE.
When I get to the *second* run of mergemaster (after installworld),
I'd be interested to hear the list's comments on using options to
For example, have you had good luck with:
mergemaster -i -u (install any files that don't already exist, and
attempt to install any files that haven't been user-modified)
Yes, I am using this all the time. Note that you need a capital "U":
Right, capital U. That's good to know. Thanks.
Also, what is the first line of a file used for? What parts of the
'care' about that line? What would happen if I kept the existing
below, with it's older date and version #? (This is just a made-up
keep this existing file:
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/csh.cshrc,v 1.3 1999/08/27 23:23:40 peter Exp $
my custom line
delete this (fake) temporary file:
# $FreeBSD: src/etc/csh.cshrc,v 1.4 2000/08/27 23:23:40 peter Exp $
I hope that's clear...?
The lines you see starting with $FreeBSD are used by the Version
System (CVS or SVN).
You have to judge by the content of the older file (not by the tag)
whether to keep or upgrade the file. Usually, you will let it upgrade
all files which you have not modified yourself. In some of these the
only thing that changes is the tag.
Before doing the mergemaster step, I suggest you keep a complete
copy of your /etc directory. It may happen that you replace a file
actually need. And it is a real problem if you overwrite, say,
Actually, I wasn't asking about the CVS line with regard to
mergemaster. I realize that mergemaster will stop and ask about any
file in its list with a CVS line older than the new file.
What I really want to know is, let's say the file above is /etc/
hosts.allow, and I have customized it according to my needs.
If I leave the old file in /etc, I'm thinking it will still work just
fine. It's only mergemaster, and maybe cvsup, and things that
actually deal with version control that are concerned with the CVS line.
Am I correct?
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