[Bug 229689] freebsd-update shouldn't add system breaking comments to config files

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Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 17:39:02 UTC

--- Comment #4 from Ed Maste <emaste@freebsd.org> ---
(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #2)
Prefixing the conflict markers with a comment character (#) isn't viable - it
could result in even more confusing or unclear behaviour, as the config file
would end up with a mix of potentially conflicting settings from the user's
config and updated config.

When freebsd-update encounters this case it prints

The following file could not be merged automatically: ${F}
Press Enter to edit this file in ${EDITOR} and resolve the conflicts

and it is up to the user to resolve the conflicts.

See https://reviews.freebsd.org/D37703 for a proposal to inform the user if
they have unresolved conflicts (and return to editing the file).

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