RFC: etcupdate tool in base?

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 10 20:38:56 UTC 2010

On Thursday 10 June 2010 4:22:54 pm Doug Barton wrote:
> 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. :)

My inclination is to simply add a port, but I had a rash of folks contact me
today, so I was testing the waters to see what level of critical mass was

John Baldwin

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