mergemaster just screwed me

Andre Guibert de Bruet andy at
Wed Oct 6 22:59:56 PDT 2004

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Ryan Newman wrote:

>> 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. :(
> This sounds scary.  Does fbsd need something other than mergemaster or is 
> this just a bug likes to randomly remove files ?

I don't mean to be an ass, but you *need to read UPDATING* when you 
upgrade CURRENT. The 20040928 entry detailed the steps required for a 
smooth transition from bind8 to bind9.


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