bin/88629: mergemaster -i should replace files that only change $FreeBSD$

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Mon Nov 7 15:40:27 PST 2005

>Number:         88629
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       mergemaster -i should replace files that only change $FreeBSD$
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Nov 07 23:40:13 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Matthias Andree
>Release:        FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Mon Nov 7 16:10:51 CET 2005 toor at i386

Upgrading from RELENG_4_11 and then to RELENG_5 and from there to RELENG_6_0,
I ran mergemaster -i after each upgrade. The RELENG_6_0 update asked for
heaps of /etc/ files if I wanted to install the upgraded version.

Please change mergemaster so that the "-i" option will silently install
a new file if the only change affects the $FreeBSD: ...$ line.


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