Should I be able to use mergemaster with freebsd-update?

Mark Felder feld at
Tue Jun 25 23:23:35 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013, at 15:29, Eugene wrote:
> Hi all,
> I do not quite understand. Is the freebsd-update upgrade process
> completely 
> broken? Or is it some special mode? Or was it broken recently?
> Because some time ago I have upgraded from 8.1 to 8.2 quite nicely, with 
> editor-based merging of config files, and was planning to upgrade to 8.4 
> soon (especially as 8.2 is already not compatible with some ports).

It depends on how many changes happen between the releases. Have you
tried taking 7.x to 9.x before? You'll have to deal with that editor for
merging many, many files. Maybe nearly everything in /etc. It's quite
time consuming, whereas I can get mergemaster to auto-merge all of those
files and only show me the 5 that I've personally touched.

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