What we keep under /etc
Garance A Drosehn
gad at FreeBSD.org
Sat Oct 9 12:48:48 PDT 2004
At 1:18 AM +0900 10/10/04, Makoto Matsushita wrote:
>Here's my small proposal about this issue...
>There's a variable, MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT which mergemaster(8)
>understands. For those who want to update /etc/rc.d automatically,
>write a small script which copies your favorite files to /etc, then
>set "MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT=/your/script.sh" to /etc/mergemaster.rc.
>Since mergemaster(8) is considered as a mandatory tool for admin
>(I hope nobody objects), the problem we have discussed here can be
>resolved with such a script and use it with mergemaster(8). We
>can also supply a sample shell script which copies etc/rc.d/* (for
>example), to /usr/share/examples/mergemaster.
>How do you like this? Anybody have a sample script for that?
I have done some test versions of a MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT, although
I forget what state I left that work in. What I have is good enough
for my purposes, but would need to be polished off. I think that
the work can be done in a way that would fit right into mergemaster
(instead of being a separate script), and people would just specify
directories where they want the faster processing.
What kind of timetable do we have about doing something here? We
aren't hoping to have something in 5.3-release for it, are we? I
have occasionally mentioned these ideas in the past, but no one
seemed interested so I haven't looked at my script in awhile.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA
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