cliftonr at lava.net
Fri Feb 25 18:41:17 UTC 2011
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:00:19AM -0800, jhelfman at e-e.com wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 02:42:25PM +0100, Marco van Tol wrote:
> >> Read up on the mergemaster manual for options "-F" and "-i" :-)
> > freebsd-update does not use mergemaster, though probably it should.
> My understanding is that freebsd-update was introduced prior to releases
> being branched, so this issue surfaced at that time. The patch I believe
> would be a fix to the freebsd-update client to better handle the tag. I
> can't see mergemaster as being an easier solution, as the actual binary
> would need to be verified against a known good index that would exist on the
> update server.
> But then, again, I may be wrong.
You may well be right; I haven't investigated how the two calculate the
> > We had this discussion a month or two ago.
> Do you have a link to this thread?
Thread title is: "Accidentally aborted upgrade via freebsd-update - how
Relevant discussion starts here, on Dec 27 2010:
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