2 config files not installed from recent 11-current snapshot

Glen Barber gjb at FreeBSD.org
Sun May 29 22:41:17 UTC 2016

On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 10:35:33PM +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Mon, May 30, 2016 at 12:30:05AM +0200, Ben Woods wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > I recently reinstalled my FreeBSD laptop using a 11-current snapshot from
> > the end of April.
> > 
> > Today I noticed that 2 cofiguration files were not install in the system:
> > /etc/ppp/ppp.conf
> > /etc/dma/dma.conf
> > 
> > I have done 2 PkgBase upgrades since then (with an etcupdate run also after
> > each upgrade), but PkgBase shouldn't have touched these files since config
> > files are not included in packages yet.
> > 
> > Given that FreeBSD 11 is nearing release, it might be worth double checking
> > that this isn't a problem on the latest 11 snapshots (those 2 files are on
> > the system after the installer is run). I would check myself, but am
> > travelling and don't have the resources, sorry.
> > 
> FWIW, the 11.0 snapshots do not use the pkgbase stuff for anything.
> The problem here, I *think*, is that dma.conf is part of the FreeBSD-dma
> package.  This is primarily the underlying issue with everything else in
> /etc - for pkgbase, they are handled by "install*" targets, but the
> tools used to merge these files (etcupdate(8) and mergemaster(8)) deal
> with files handled by the "distrib*" targets ('make distribution').
> I'm not sure why ppp.conf wasn't installed though.  I'll look into this.

I just checked the base.txz distribution used by bsdinstall(8), and both
of these files are definitely non-existent outside of etcupdate(8).

I'll look into this further.  Thank you again for reporting this.


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