mergemaster just screwed me

Ryan Newman ryannewman47 at
Wed Oct 6 12:14:07 PDT 2004

>From: Sean McNeil <sean at>
>To: freebsd-current at
>Subject: mergemaster just screwed me
>Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 11:48:58 -0700
>I just ran mergemaster and it deleted my named.conf and everything
>else.  I'm guessing it did an rm /etc/namedb/* or something like that.
>My system was setup correctly with /etc/namedb linked to
>/var/named/etc/namedb and it was all placed properly. :(
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This sounds scary.  Does fbsd need something other than mergemaster or is 
this just a bug likes to randomly remove files ?

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