Re: Files in /etc containing empty VCSId header

From: John Baldwin <jhb_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 11:25:51 -0700
On 5/20/21 9:37 AM, Michael Gmelin wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> After a binary update using freebsd-update, all files in /etc contain
> "empty" VCS Id headers, e.g.,
> 
>      $ head  /etc/nsswitch.conf
>      #
>      # nsswitch.conf(5) - name service switch configuration file
>      # $FreeBSD$
>      #
>      group: compat
>      group_compat: nis
>      hosts: files dns
>      netgroup: compat
>      networks: files
>      passwd: compat
> 
> After migrating to git, I would've expected those to contain something
> else or disappear completely. Is this expected and are there any plans
> to remove them completely?

I believe we might eventually remove them in the future, but doing so
right now would introduce a lot of churn and the conversion to git
had enough other churn going on.

-- 
John Baldwin
Received on Mon Jun 07 2021 - 18:25:51 UTC

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