[Bug 195507] New: freebsd-update merge process lacks key features

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https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195507

            Bug ID: 195507
           Summary: freebsd-update merge process lacks key features
           Product: Base System
           Version: 10.0-RELEASE
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: bin
          Assignee: freebsd-bugs at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: ports.maintainer at evilphi.com

The merge-in-editor feature of freebsd-update's merge tool is quite good.  It
does, however, lack important features:

- side-by-side chunk-wise change selection without using an editor
- option to outright replace the old file with the new file
- option to retain the old file entirely

These features are present in mergemaster.  Freebsd-update's merge tool is a
significant regression.

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