painful binary upgrade from 8.1 to 8.2

Frank Shute frank at
Sun Nov 6 21:46:31 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 06, 2011 at 11:54:27AM -0800, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Felder <feld at> writes:
> Mark> Does freebsd-update follow /etc/mergemaster.rc?
> No, apparently it just calls classic "merge", which doesn't have any
> kind of "ignore CVS tags".  No wonder it's painful.
> But surely, I'm not the only one using freebsd-update.  Does everyone
> else put up with this, or is there some additional tool I'm missing?

I had the exact same problem when going from 7.3 to 7.4

The result: I don't use freebsd-update any longer and update the
traditional way from source.

AFAIK, I followed the instructions to the letter.

I would be interested to see if there is a workaround, otherwise it
seems that freebsd-update is the long way of updating; assuming
you've got the "ignore CVS tags" flag enabled in mergemaster.rc




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