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Re: Converting FBSD installation to DFBSD?

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 14:22:57 -0800 (PST)

:If you'll look at the webpage I sent, one of the last things it says to 
:do is run upgrade_etc
:from /usr/src/etc/.
:This will take care of your etc dir as mergemaster can be very trickey 
:and with this option
:mostly not needed anymore in DragonFly.
    Right.  mergemaster is overly conservative, it asks about all sorts
    of things that are a waste of time.  The upgrade target
    (make upgrade in /usr/src just CD's into /usr/src/etc and runs
    upgrade_etc).  You can look at /usr/src/etc/Makefile (upgrade_etc:)
    to see what it does.

    It basically assumes that you haven't messed around with files that
    sysops do not normally mess around with, like /etc/rc.d/*,
    /etc/defaults/*, and friends, and updates them unconditionally.

    In most cases you never need to run mergemaster.  In fact, it's my
    preference to not run it... system upgrades should be automatic, after

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