RFC: etcupdate tool in base?

Andriy Gapon avg at icyb.net.ua
Thu Jun 10 18:47:37 UTC 2010

on 10/06/2010 21:29 Eitan Adler said the following:
>> I've had several folks ask me recently about importing etcupdate
>> (http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/etcupdate) into the base system as an alternate
>> tool for updating /etc during upgrades.  Do folks have any strong objections
>> to doing so?  More details about how it works and an HTML version of the
>> manpage can be found at the URL above.
> -1 unless mergemaster is replaced.

Have you tried etcupdate?
etcupdate and mergemaster have a similar function but do things in quite a
different way.  While one is intended to be more interactive, the other is more
automated.  They can not replace each other.

> I'm ***not*** saying that mergemaster should be replaced.
> The base system would get too bloated if too many tools are added.

Andriy Gapon

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