Subject: Re: How to install a current tree
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/28/2001 20:58:35
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 08:45:50PM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> So, which is the correct method of updating the system?
> /etc should still be updated by hand, right? Is it there something like
> FreeBSD's mergemaster?


Taken from its description:

etcupdate helps you to update the configuration files in /etc after
performing an operating system upgrade.

The idea for this script (including code fragments, variable names etc.)
came from the FreeBSD mergemaster (by Douglas Barton). Unlike the FreeBSD
mergemaster, this does not use CVS version tags to compare if the files
need to be updated. Files are compared with /usr/bin/cmp as this is more
reliable and the only way if the version numbers are same even though the
files are different.