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Re: /etc/ttys defaults, was Persistent green messages interrupting console on NetBSD 6.99.19 i386
On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 12:01:58 +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:01:58 +0200
> From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
> To: Johnny Billquist <bqt%update.uu.se@localhost>
> Cc: Thomas Mueller <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost>,
> Subject: Re: /etc/ttys defaults, was Persistent green messages interrupting
> console on NetBSD 6.99.19 i386
> On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 11:53:32AM +0200, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > How can that be a bug in etcupdate? All etcupdate tries to do is match
> > /etc to what an /etc would look like on a virgin system.
> The question is: what do we define as a virgin system? The contents
> of etc.tgz only have parts of that, our default installation creates
> a few more files "on the fly" and touches some of the existing ones.
> I consider that part of a default install.
> I bet etcupdate does not delete /etc/resolv.conf for example, but this
> is kindof a provocative stretch.
To stretch it further: "martin" is not in stock /etc/passwd either,
when was the last time you deleted your account with etcupdate? :)
> What I meant is: some changes to /etc/ttys are special and need special
> treatement by etcupdate - on/off, speed changes for serial devices, maybe
> more should never be merged.
You get to see the diff and you decide what to do. With etcupdate -al
it won't even bother you for local-only changes, be they manual or
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