mergemaster just screwed me

Sean McNeil sean at
Thu Oct 7 00:14:15 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 22:59, Andre Guibert de Bruet wrote:
> 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.

I don't take your comment as anything but informative.  In my case,
however, I *DID* read UPDATING and I followed it completely.  My system
was completely working with bind9 and then I did a mergemaster and it
wiped out all my settings!!!!


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