Re: Files in /etc containing empty VCSId header

From: Warner Losh <imp_at_bsdimp.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 13:53:01 -0600
On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 12:26 PM John Baldwin <jhb_at_freebsd.org> wrote:

> 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.
>

We'd planned on not removing things that might be merged to stable/12 since
those releases (12.3 only I think) will be built out of svn. We'll likely
start to
remove things more widely as the stable/12 branch reaches EOL and after.

Warner
Received on Mon Jun 07 2021 - 19:53:01 UTC

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