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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: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: install/38571: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 01:02:04 +0000

 On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 12:05:04AM +0000, Julian Djamil Fagir wrote:
  >   * /etc/defaults/{rc.conf,daily.conf,monthly.conf,weekly.conf,
  >     security.conf,pf.boot.conf}
  >   * /dev/{MAKEDEV,MAKEDEV.local}
  >   * /etc/mtree/{NetBSD.dist,special}
  >   * /etc/namedb/root.cache
  >   * /etc/{daily,weekly,monthly,security}
  >   * /etc/pf.os
  >   * /etc/{rc,rc.subr,rc.shutdown}
  >   * /etc/rc.d/*
  >   * /etc/mailer.conf
 Right, the only files in here that are supposed to be edited locally
 are MAKEDEV.local and mailer.conf; postinstall shouldn't be trashing
 those. (I believe all it will do to mailer.conf is migrate from base
 sendmail to base postfix. No idea about MAKEDEV.local.)
 The rest of that stuff is no more editable than, say, /sbin/mount is,
 and these files are only in /etc for historical reasons. Arguably they
 should just be updated automatically during installworld and not left
 to postinstall at all.
 David A. Holland

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