brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Wed Nov 24 11:38:38 PST 2004
On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 11:30:24AM -0800, Tejas Kokje wrote:
> I am upgrading by freebsd installation. While doing mergemaster, it
> didn't ask me whether it should overwrite my /etc/motd file.
> Is manual backing up of /etc/motd the only option or have I missed
> something in mergemaster ?
By default, mergemaster will always ask about /etc/motd. If you set the
IGNORE_MOTD=yes config option then /etc/motd will be ignored entierly
(IMO, this should be the default).
If it is in fact being over written without a prompt that is a bug
since mergemaster is specificaly supposed to avoid overwritting
anything without user intervention. It's possiable you have an
MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT that is doing it for you if someone else configurd
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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