HEADS-UP: installworld on r299292 through r299317 will replace master.passwd, passwd, and group files

Thomas Zander riggs at freebsd.org
Tue May 10 06:55:40 UTC 2016

On 10 May 2016 at 08:32, Glen Barber <gjb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 08:25:22AM +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
>> On 10 May 2016 at 08:18, O. Hartmann <ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
>> > I haven't figured out so far how far this goes. Lucky for those having
>> > recent /etc/ backups. A pity FreeBSD doens't backup this by default.
>> After having shot myself in the foot some time ago, "zfs snapshot" has
>> become a part of my standard upgrade procedures :-)
> No argument that this is valuable, but we cannot rely on filesystem
> specific solutions.  Similar topic came up a few days ago following
> lunch.  It got me thinking of a better way to ensure this kind of thing
> does not require home-grown foot protection from cannons.

Absolutely. I didn't mean to propose zfs snapshots as the one true solution.
But since they saved me from a couple of late-in-the-night-mistakes in
the past, we could have "make installworld / distribution" create a
snapshot if the corresponding fs happens to be zfs. This could be
enabled or disabled via a variable in make.conf.

Best regards

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