Subject: pkg/7819: nmh-1.0 pkg considered harmful
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/20/1999 06:35:42
>Number:         7819
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       nmh-1.0 pkg considered harmful
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager (NetBSD software packages system bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>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 1.4C NetBSD 1.4C (_splode_) #395: Sat Jun 19 15:38:32 EST 1999 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...