RFC: etcupdate tool in base?
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jun 10 20:22:58 UTC 2010
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On 06/10/10 10:46, 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.
Initially mergemaster was a port which gave lots of people the
opportunity to gain familiarity with it easily. At some point after it
had been a port for a while there was a "critical mass" of people
suggesting that it be moved into the base system since it was one of
those ports that almost everyone installed anyway.
That said, I have no objection to whatever the community decides should
be done with etcupdate. Given that they approach the problems of
updating differently I think that there will be people who are more
attracted to it instead of mergemaster, and that's fine too. :)
... and that's just a little bit of history repeating.
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