mergemaster just screwed me
DougB at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 7 16:22:06 PDT 2004
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Sean McNeil wrote:
> 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 mcneil.com>
>>>> To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>>>> 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.
Mergemaster doesn't do anything of the sort. It never takes action on
any file or directory on the system unless the user tells it to.
>>>> My system was setup correctly with /etc/namedb linked to
>>>> /var/named/etc/namedb and it was all placed properly. :(
When you say "it was all placed properly," what do you mean by that?
>> 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!!!!
The good news is that if you actually followed the instructions in
UPDATING you should have a copy of your old settings in /etc/namedb.bak.
And of course, the mergemaster man page counsels you to make good
backups before running it.
In order to debug this we'll need more information:
1. How do you usually invoke mergemaster?
2. Do you have a .mergemasterrc file?
3. Do you run a MM_PRE_COMPARE_SCRIPT?
4. Do you have any *_BIND_* options in /etc/make.conf?
5. Output of 'ls -la /etc/namedb /var/named/etc/namedb'
Hope this helps,
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