DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Converting FBSD installation to DFBSD?
:If you'll look at the webpage I sent, one of the last things it says to
:do is run upgrade_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