make distribution and cap_mkdb -l from 5 to 6

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at
Fri Aug 12 22:32:59 GMT 2005


I was giving a try to the sysutils/etcmerge port in order to ease the
upgrade of /etc from RELENG_5 to RELENG_6.  This revealed me that the
``distribution'' target in RELENG_6's src/etc/Makefile calls cap_mkdb(8)
with either "-l" or "-L" flag, depending on endianess.  Unfortunately
RELENG_5's cap_mkdb(8) doesn't have this flag and this resulted.

I understand that using RELENG_6 sources on RELENG_5 is something quite
unusual but it's quite disconcerting and prevents me from using
etcmerge.  I would really like to avoid merging /etc manually since I
have number of changes in my /etc and number of changes between 5's /etc
and 6's one are both huge.  Yes, I know mergemaster(8), that's what I
call ``manually'' :-).

Can this issue be resolved in a way or another ?  I'm not sure using
${.OBJDIR}'s cap_mkdb(8) is an option.

Thanks for your advices.
Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >

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