Small problem upgrading older machine

stan stanb at
Mon Mar 1 06:50:18 PST 2004

I'm upgrading a bunch of older machines *some as far back as 4.2). 

First let me say a bing THANKS YOU for all the hard work the release
engineering team does to make this work as well as it does.

Now, let me point out a small problem. When I got to the "make
installworld" step, I was politely informed that I needed a snsmp user.
Looking at UPDATING, I saw that I could install the newer mergemaster by
hand, and use it to add this user. I did that. Unfortunately the
installworld, then errored when it got to installing mergemaster, as there
was then on file in the directory, and no rule to build it. I
copied the file back from the final location, back to in the
source tree, and I'm re-running make installworld, which should go OK now. 

Would it be possible to fix the Makefile to prevent this problem?

"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
						-- Benjamin Franklin

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