A smarter mergemaster

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Sep 30 06:51:23 PDT 2005

On Friday 30 September 2005 18:12, Brian Candler wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 02:45:48AM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > The fruitiest features are as follows:
> Will it automatically install new versions of files where the old one was
> not altered? That's my biggest bugbear with mergemaster - it asks you about
> a zillion files in /etc/rc.d which you have to manually agree to overwrite
> just because the RCS ID has changed. In those cases where you've not
> altered them yourself, I think you should just get the latest version.
> However to do this properly, you'd need checksums of the original files.

*broken record*
Try etcmerge, it's in ports.

I think the main problem is that you can't use etcmerge *right now* because 
you have to do one last manual merge to get a baseline etc directory.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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