On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 22:11:47 -0500, Donald J. O'Neill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > August, > > I've been following this thread today. It's very interesting. It appears > to me, you mentioned your mistake in your first post. > "did a mergemaster and didn't accept any changes (it was a fresh > system) rebooted and logged in" > Without accepting those changes, you kept what you had. It wasn't a
This is what is confusing me about mergemaster. Isn't it "just" for comparing and deciding which config files one wants kept? That is, if I have a modifed pkgtools.conf or rc.conf or whatever I should be able to merge it up with the newly rebuilt system (which would have fresh versions of such files). Or I could just tell it to keep my old config files cause they have all my modifications. I do get that the new conf files may have changes we need, so merging is better. Now, why am i babbling about this? Cause when doing the mergemaster on this system my fingers got really fat and I'm not sure how I answered. Maybe this lead to my problem. Would that cause a) the wrong kernel to be installed or just b) the wrong kernel to be reported (ie did i screw up the update of the file that stores the kernel details?). Also, just for clarification, it WAS a fresh system, so, in theory, mergemaster would not have had any changes to make (except if it updates some text string somwhere that is the basis for the uname -v, as in my and b options above). Sorry if this is painfully ignorant; I'm learning slowly! :-) > fresh system and needed the information from mergemaster. If you didn't > clear out /usr/obj, it might be possible to rerun mergemaster and > accept the changes. I would keep MYCUSTOM somewhere other > than /root/kernels. Personally, I use /home/save4rebuild, and keep a > copy of everything else I think I might need. I've had to > reinstall /, /var, /tmp, /usr, but I always manage to keep /home safe. This seems to be what most people are saying ... and i think it makes more sense. I have officially adopted save4rebuild for my systems! :-) back to me rebuild (celeron 433 is a bit sloooow). august _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"