Subject: pkg/7819: nmh-1.0 pkg considered harmful
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/1999 06:35:42
>Synopsis: nmh-1.0 pkg considered harmful
>Responsible: pkg-manager (NetBSD software packages system bug manager)
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jun 20 06:35:00 1999
>Originator: matthew green
people's front against (bozotic) www (softwar foundation)
>Release: <NetBSD-current source date>june 20, 1999
System: NetBSD splode.eterna.com.au 1.4C NetBSD 1.4C (_splode_) #395: Sat Jun 19 15:38:32 EST 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org:/orb/a/_splode_ sparc
the NMH 1.0 pkg overwrites important local configuration files when
it is installing (such as mts.conf). this means that local config
must be *redone* everytime and is lost unless you have a backup...
upgrade nmh pkg and suddenly Lose because mts.conf is broken.
install the distribution files as "xxx.dist" and if the real file
"xxx" doesn't exist, then copy "xxx.dist" to "xxx".
i seem to recall that an earlier patch for the nmh package did
this. fortunately, i did keep an online copy of my mts.conf...