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

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
Fri May 13 17:47:33 UTC 2016

On 5/9/16 10:47 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
> 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
> (r299292).
> Reverting it now.  I apologize for the inconvenience this caused you,
> and appreciate the prompt report on the issue.  It is reverted in
> r299317.

I've made the same mistake before.

Here's a patch that should be right:

Bryan Drewery

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