WARNING: [r299313] make installworld overwrites master.passwd and group!

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Tue May 10 05:47:49 UTC 2016

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 07:15:57AM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote:
> On a most recent buildworld with make installworld/installkernel I faced the
> fact that all the entries in /etc/master.passwd and /etc/group were reset to
> the initial/vanilla values. Luckily, I was able to fetch backups
> from /var/backups.
> I do not know which essential config files additionally got altered or reset to
> the initial values.
> This bug is present on all systems I maintain and I ran into this problem on
> approx ten boxes this morning.
> What is up here?

Confirmed.  This is my fault, misreading what I thought was a mismerge

Reverting it now.  I apologize for the inconvenience this caused you,
and appreciate the prompt report on the issue.  It is reverted in


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