RFC: etcupdate tool in base?

jhell jhell at dataix.net
Thu Jun 10 19:36:16 UTC 2010

On 06/10/2010 13:46, John Baldwin wrote:
> 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.

Though I love the idea, I think the proper approach "please dont get me
wrong" would be to move it into /usr/src/tools/ somewhere and create a
makefile that when run just creates a symlink to it in a predetermined
directory allowing folks to not really have it installed yet still
update it for critical fixes while they are found without a re-install
of it.

MIB: +1 year




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