Subject: install/21908: sysinst upgrade overwrites root's crontab
To: None <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/16/2003 15:00:43
>Number:         21908
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst upgrade overwrites root's crontab
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 16 22:01:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     John Nemeth
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1
access Computer Systems
System: NetBSD access 1.6.1 NetBSD 1.6.1 (ACCESS) #0: Mon Jun 16 12:11:54 UTC 2003 root@:/usr/local/distrib/NetBSD-1.6.1/source/sets/unpack/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ACCESS i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
     When you upgrade a system using sysinst, root's crontab will be
overwritten with the default one from the new version.
     Upgrade a system using sysinst and observe that root's crontab no
longer has local entries.
     Have sysinst make a copy of root's crontab prior to unpacking
tarballs similar to what it does for /etc.  Even better would be
to merge the differences.