need a tool to merge changes into /etc
I run mergemaster occasionally because it catches files that
make upgrade misses. Today it misses about half a dozen or
so, including aliases, ftpusers, /usr/Makefile, and maybe a
few others I can't remember.
#1 Updated by dillon over 5 years ago
:I run mergemaster occasionally because it catches files that
:make upgrade misses. Today it misses about half a dozen or
:so, including aliases, ftpusers, /usr/Makefile, and maybe a
:few others I can't remember.
Well, we could add /usr/Makefile easily enough, that file is not
modified by the sysad. ftpusers and aliases can be edited by the
sysad so make upgrade can't just copy a new one in.
I very explicitly do *NOT* want make upgrade to try to mess with
files that are typically modified by the sysadmin. However, there
is no reason why it couldn't compare them and generate a warning at
the end for files needing manual work. It could even suggest running
Would someone like to add /usr/Makefile and a basic compare/warning
feature for the other files to make upgrade?