idea bouncing: using cvs as a replacement for mergemaster
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Nov 28 15:27:51 PST 2007
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > It is a port - sysutils/etcmerge.
> Another simple solution, which needs more publicity, is 'mergemaster
> -U'. I do my updates using -Ui and seldom have to deal any manual
> merge. It's not perfect as I still need to deal with locally modified
> files, but "it's good enough".
The beauty of etcmerge is that only conflicting changes are a problem
and they are quite rare.
It does require a refence copy the first time you run it but that is
easily obtained by running mergemaster once, after that it updates it
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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