beating mergemaster to /etc/rc.d
fjoe at samodelkin.net
Thu Oct 14 05:18:54 PDT 2004
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 10:19:35AM -0700, Jamie Bowden wrote:
> > i know that when i do a mergemaster, i am about to see 666 updates
> > to /etc/rc.d/*, to each of which i will have to type "qi<eol>".
> > as it will be over a 9600 baud remote serial console, this is a
> > pita and causes undue delay for the users.
> > once i boot the new kernel -sw, is it safe to
> > cp /usr/src/etc/rc.d/* /etc/rc.d
> > and then run mergemaster -cvi?
> Wouldn't it be easier to just rm /etc/rc.d/*? That's what I do before
> running mergemaster with the -i flag, and it installs everything in rc.d
> without prompting.
What if this all happens on a remote host and the host rebooted
before I run mergemaster -i?
Removing files and running "mergemaster -i" is not an option.
Personally, I do not understand why requests for the feature
"list of files to install automatically" are still rejected.
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