Updating messed up motd
peter at wemm.org
Tue Apr 24 04:21:22 UTC 2012
On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:08 PM, Thomas D. Dean <tomdean at speakeasy.org> wrote:
>> uname -a
> FreeBSD P9X79.tddhome 9.0-STABLE FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE #0: Mon Apr 23 \
> 18:48:29 PDT 2012 root at P9X79.tddhome:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC \
> I updated via cvsup an hour ago. Running mergemaster shows a loss of
> version in /etc/motd.
>> env -i make buildworld
>> env -i make kernel
>> mergemaster -p
>> make installworld
>> make delete-old
>> mergemaster -i -F
> *** Displaying differences between ./etc/motd and installed version:
> --- /etc/motd 2012-04-23 20:54:14.000000000 -0700
> +++ ./etc/motd 2012-04-23 21:01:48.000000000 -0700
> @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
> -FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Mon Apr 23 18:48:29 PDT 2012
> +FreeBSD ?.?.? (UNKNOWN)
> Welcome to FreeBSD!
> all else seems OK.
Mergemaster is pretty bone-headed about files like motd. For what its
worth, the tag line on motd is updated by the /etc/rc.d/motd file.
Normally you'd just ignore or skip the file in mergemaster.
Peter Wemm - peter at wemm.org; peter at FreeBSD.org; peter at yahoo-inc.com; KI6FJV
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