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Re: install/38571: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"

The following reply was made to PR install/38571; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthew Mondor <>
Subject: Re: install/38571: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:12:07 -0500

 On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:45:04 +0000 (UTC)
 Julian Djamil Fagir <> wrote:
 >  Currently, there's a postinstall(8) run when `postinstall check` fails after
 >  an upgrade. According to its manpage, it replaces existing files with the 
 > new
 >  one and does not attempt to merge them.
 >  Doesn't the documentation match the actual program?
 Probably at least for files in rc.d like Alan noted, I guess.  I only
 made additions to rc.d rather editing existing files, so have never
 noticed a problem using it after source upgrades.

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