mergemaster -U overwriting modified files
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Sun Apr 26 19:50:42 UTC 2009
On Apr 25, 2009, at 5:10 AM, Peter Schuller wrote:
> Unfortunately I recently discovered that it does not seem to do what
> you might expect. For example it nuked my mailer.conf on one machine,
> and my /etc/namedb/named.conf (!!!) on another machine.
Me, too. I lost exactly those two files during recent updates on two
machines, using -Ui to mergemaster.
After restoring them from back-up, I've added them to the exclude list
in mergemaster.rc as
IGNORE_FILES='/etc/motd /etc/namedb/named.conf /etc/mail/mailer.conf'
Until I saw your post and the other responses, I had just assumed that
I'd been somehow careless when running mergemaster. But now it looks
like a bug. I've been using -Ui for mergemaster for a while now, but
only seem to have experienced this problem recently.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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