freebsd-update && locally modified files

Stefan `Sec` Zehl sec at
Thu Jun 23 15:11:31 UTC 2016


I've been a user of freebsd-update for some time, and it works basically
fine, but since quite some time it annoys me with this message:

| The following files are affected by updates, but no changes have
| been downloaded because the files have been modified locally:
| /etc/mail/
| /etc/mail/
| /etc/mail/
| /etc/mail/
| /var/db/mergemaster.mtree

How do I get these files back in a state that freebsd-update doesn't
complain about?

I don't care about loosing changes. But even extensive googling has not
helped me find an answer on how to restore those files to their
"original" state that freebsd-update wants them to be in.

The obvious solution of deleting them and letting freebsd-update install
run did not restore those files.

Please help.

``oh no! the gronkulator is broken!''

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list